As tropical storms of late summer strengthened one by one into major Atlantic hurricanes and three — Harvey, Irma and Maria — made landfall in the United States and its territories, the people of the electrical industry in the affected areas did what they do best. They battened down the hatches against the storms’ fury and prepared themselves to respond to whatever damage the storms left behind. Devastating winds, torrential rains and historic floods have all come this
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Atlantic hurricanes put electrical distributors’ disaster preparedness plans to a series of brutal tests this summer but the industry’s generosity and resilience shine through the storms.