GPU Energy Restores 120,000 Customers; Efforts Continue in Wake of Disaster.READING, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 18, 1999--
GPU GPU: see secret police.
(Graphics Processing Unit) A specialized logic chip devoted to rendering 2D or 3D images. Display adapters contain one or more GPUs for fast graphics rendering. Energy crews continue to work around the clock to restore electric service to customers across Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
The tropical storm tropical storm
A cyclonic storm having winds ranging from approximately 48 to 121 kilometers (30 to 75 miles) per hour.
tropical storm - the remains of Hurricane Floyd This article is about the 1999 hurricane. For other storms of the same name, see Tropical Storm Floyd (disambiguation).
Hurricane Floyd was the sixth named storm, fourth hurricane, and third major hurricane in the 1999 Atlantic hurricane season. -- that ravaged rav·age
v. rav·aged, rav·ag·ing, rav·ages
1. To bring heavy destruction on; devastate: A tornado ravaged the town.
2. GPU Energy service areas across eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey caused the worst damage the area has experienced since the 1992 winter storms.
At 2:00 p.m. today, GPU Energy crews had restored electric service to more than 120,000 of the nearly 200,000 customers who were affected by the storm. The majority of the restoration is expected to be completed on Sunday and Monday, with the exception being customers in areas that are inaccessible due to flooding or other isolated circumstances.
More than 400 GPU Energy crews, as well as contractors, have been working on the restoration efforts. Additional crews from Consumers Power Company in Michigan, and United Illuminating The United Illuminating Holdings Corporation (UI) is an electricity distributor for southern Connecticut. It currently serves roughly 320,000 customers in 17 municipalities in the Greater Bridgeport, New Haven, and Lower Naugatuck Valley regions. and Northeast Utilities in Connecticut are also assisting in the effort. As crews complete restoration efforts, they are deployed to assist with other affected areas within the GPU Energy service area.
GPU Energy customers in portions of Morris and Passaic Counties in New Jersey have been most affected by flooding. Yesterday, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is the federal agency responsible for coordinating emergency planning, preparedness, risk reduction, response, and recovery. The agency works closely with state and local governments by funding emergency programs and providing technical (FEMA FEMA,
n.pr See Federal Emergency Management Agency. ) announced that federal resources and funds were made available to support response efforts in New Jersey under an emergency declaration issued by President Clinton.
GPU Energy has been working with state and local offices of emergency management in an effort to assist customers. GPU Energy representatives were relocated to county offices, as well as to the New Jersey State Office of Emergency Management, to respond to safety issues.
GPU Energy has also provided dry ice and bottled water to customers who have experienced extended service interruptions in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Customers who are returning to homes in flooded areas and do not have service are asked call GPU Energy at 1-800-545-7738.