Letter: Utilities must keep us informed during power outages

Daily Freeman-4 months before

I am thankful to learn state Sen. James Skoufis has introduced a bill to require utilities to advise customers of the estimated restoration time of their power service within 36 hours of an outage.

Many of us just lived through a tropical storm, Isaias, that knocked out power to our homes for almost a week. Not having any idea of when our power would come back on made it difficult for us to make important decisions about what to do in that situation.

The legislation that Sen. Skoufis, D-Cornwall, has introduced is the right thing for all power companies to do in cases of ou...ages so that all the people can have peace of mind and make proper plans. 

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