Dominion Virginia Power has been preparing for the 2008 hurricane season by providing storm training for key responders, conducting emergency response drills, and strengthening its service restoration processes.

"We already have experienced the effects of several major thunderstorms this year, and we know that hurricanes pose even more danger. It's always good for our company and customers to understand the potential challenges hurricanes can present," said David A. Heacock, president of Dominion Virginia Power. "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."

Dominion's weather operations staff constantly monitors the National Hurricane Center to provide customers with the earliest possible notification when inclement weather is approaching.