Even before the first tropical storm of the 2007 hurricane season, Dominion Virginia Power has been preparing by enhancing storm training for key responders, participating in more drills, and improving its service restoration processes.

"It’s never too soon to start thinking about the challenges that summer thunderstorms, tropical storms and hurricanes can bring to our company and our customers," said Jay L. Johnson, president and chief executive officer of Dominion Delivery. "We want our customers to be prepared and keep themselves safe during challenging weather events, just as our crews are ready and work safely in restoring power."

The National Hurricane Center last week issued its first advisories of the season for Subtropical Storm Andrea, which is meandering off the southeastern coast of the United States. Dominion’s weather operations staff is monitoring Andrea closely, but the storm is expected to stay off the southeast coast for the next several days. It should have minimal impact on the Dominion Service area.