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US utilities may avoid the worst of Dorian, but industry says it’s ready

September 4, 2019

Hurricane Dorian on Wednesday morning continued its creep toward the U.S. mainland, but had slowed to a Category 2 storm — meaning electric utilities in its path could be spared the worst. But up and down the East Coast they remain on alert, having spent the last week preparing.

Tens of thousands of workers are ready for any necessary restoration work, even as utilities hope for a best-case scenario.

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