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Storm Emergency Hotline
(for Utility Reps only):
Private property owners:
Please contact your utility company or nearest Asplundh office for assistance.
City, county, state and Federal government entities:
Please click here for debris removal and disaster recovery.
Click here to read Asplundh's article, "Extreme Weather is the New Normal," from the August issue of Electric Light & Power magazine.
Despite the best efforts of a regular tree trimming program, no one can prevent the kind of tree damage caused by catastrophic weather events such as ice, snow, tornadoes or hurricanes. And once the damage is done, it's a relief to know there's a response team available like ours. Asplundh's storm emergency crews are as near as your telephone. If you need help - from one lift crew to hundreds - Asplundh has unparalleled resources in manpower and equipment throughout North America ready to assist you. All you have to do is contact your nearest Asplundh regional manager.
If trees are down or dangerously damaged by wind, ice, snow or rain, it's reassuring to know that Asplundh's crews are well-trained to work in these hazardous situations. Our tree crews work near energized wires every day and they are trained to identify hazards, so they can avoid injury or property damage. To speed up the restoration process, Asplundh can also provide Storm Damage Assessment personnel to help prioritize work and identify how many and what type of tree crew is needed. Ready to serve you at any hour of the day or night, our crews and supervision are dedicated to getting you back on line and your customers back in service.
Asplundh's state-of-art storm center, located at our headquarters in Willow Grove, PA, monitors major storm systems and quickly notifies key personnel in areas that may be affected. Often, before you even call, we have made preparations to respond to the crisis. To avoid confusion in the midst of a storm situation, your local Asplundh representative will gladly meet with you ahead of time to discuss our specialized storm emergency procedures and answer any questions you may have.
Experience at Your Service
Since the late 1930s, Asplundh has been helping its customers recover from devastating storm conditions. From years of experience, we have developed emergency procedures that assure a quick and satisfactory response to the crisis and we constantly refine them to ensure the best customer service.
Equipped for Emergencies
Within our fleet of thousands, you'll find all kinds of lifts and chippers, tracked equipment that can go anywhere, loaders, and trucks ready to take on Mother Nature's toughest challenges.
Storm Emergency Hotline:
Asplundh's storm coordination team, located at our headquarters in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, monitors weather systems all year round. Often, before you even call, preparations are being made to respond. At your request, we can stage crews ahead of time just outside the storm zone.
Asplundh is ready to serve you at any hour, day or night. We are dedicated to getting tree debris removed quickly and safely so you can get your customers back on line. And since our crews work near energized conductors every day, you can be assured they understand the hazards of the job and the importance of productivity.
Logistics support can include:
- tents, cots and sleeping bags
- food service
- water and ice
- showers and toilet facilities
- laundry service
- bus transportation
- first aid
- "tent city"
- security for equipment and personnel
- multiple systems for communications
- fuel tanker and refueling services
- Bus transportation to and from work zones to conserve fuel
To rapidly assess the extent of storm damage, Asplundh can deploy trained Storm Damage Assessment personnel to identify circuit conditions and locations where special crews or equipment may be required to restore power. These employees are often the utility's first contact with consumers and professionalism is of the utmost importance.
A quick response to a storm disaster is most successful if you take time to plan ahead. Our local Asplundh representative will gladly meet with you to discuss emergency procedures and answer any questions you might have in order to avoid confusion in the midst of a storm situation. Let Asplundh's experience and resources make your restoration process as painless as possible.
After a storm, working conditions are even more hazardous than normal. Add in long hours and extreme weather conditions, and you've got a recipe for potential disaster. That's why Asplundh sends corporate safety supervisors and regional safety superintendents to accompany all mobilized crews on emergency storm work.
By using daily conference calls, Asplundhs safety team gathers data on changing conditions, new hazards and near-misses. Daily safety stand-downs allow them to communicate this information to our crews to help them work safely.