NV Energy prepares to fix power line damage possibly caused by wind


Strong winds, as much as 30-65 miles per hour are expected to sweep through the Las Vegas valley Wednesday night.

Any time the winds pick up, NV Energy is all hands on deck, making sure they can quickly restore power if power lines go down.  Power disruptions can happen any time, so NV Energy is working with the National Weather Service.

As well as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to predict any possible damage from the winds.  NV Energy’s prep work also consists of going into areas with stage teams.

The power company says it will have crews and trouble response teams working non-stop.

“We’ll do our best to keep everyone in service but if there is an outage make sure you have some form of survival kit that includes maybe a blanket, water, battery, flashlight, etc.,” said Chris Hofmann, the director of NV Energy’s reliability and system operations. 

NV Energy’s biggest concern is the general public and their employees, so they ask anyone who sees any lines down to call 9-1-1.

People outdoors should also be aware of blowing dust, along with debris on the roadways.

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