Fishers Island Utility Prepares for Hurricane Lee

Fishers Island Utility Prepares for Hurricane Lee

As is always the case with significant storms, the smart thing to do is to be prepared.

FIUC crews will be ready in the event of a power outage. We will do our best to restore power as soon as possible while keeping our employees safe. Our Utility employees are making preparations to all vehicles and equipment. We have contacted contractors on the island in the event that assistance is necessary.

Please be advised if warranted, the power may be purposely disconnected. This will be done in the event that sustained wind reaches unsafe levels to operate utility equipment. If this becomes necessary, utility crews will evaluate damage after the winds have subsided and will work to restore power as soon as possible.

To report an outage call: 1-844-461-5722

Please stay off the roads during the storm and away from any downed wires you may encounter outside your home/business or on the roads.

Here are a few windstorm preparation tips:


  • Be certain to have backup power options if needed.
  • If you have onsite generation, check to see if you have sufficient fuel.
  • Secure outdoor equipment.
  • Test UPS’s
  • Charge your mobile devices and power banks.
  • Power Outage in the WorkplaceEmergency Plan Guide


  • Make an emergency kit for at least three days of self-sufficiency.
  • Stock up on batteries and have flashlights and candles on hand.
  • Charge your mobile devices and power banks.
  • Secure outdoor recreational equipment.
  • Consider alternate methods of cooking your meals in case there is a power outage in your area. Cooking your meal ahead of time and storing it in the refrigerator is an option.
  • Fill your propane tank for your gas grill. Never use your gas grill indoors.
  • Bring outside patio and lawn furniture, potted plants, and any other loose outdoor items indoors. Close and secure all awnings and tie down any other loose items.
  • Never use a generator inside your home. Locate the unit away from doors, windows, and vents that could allow carbon monoxide to come indoors. Keep at least 20 feet from doors, windows, and vents.
  • Clear your gutters and storm drains.
  • Emergency Plan GuideSurviving a disaster takes neighbors working together.

Fishers Island Utility Co.


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