Powering Strong Communities

Disaster Response and Mutual Aid

When storms and other large-scale events cause entire communities to black out, public power utility employees are out working hard to restore and repair the system, and help communities rebound.

American Public Power Association members can access disaster planning and response resources — including the public power Mutual Aid Network.

Tanya DeRivi
Paul Ciampoli
Peter Maloney
Association Staff
2024 Customer Connections Conference
Disaster Response and Mutual Aid
Louisville, Kentucky
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Disaster Response and Mutual Aid
This guide offers tips and best practices to communicate effectively before, during, and after a...
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Disaster Response and Mutual Aid
This report is meant to encourage utilities and regulators to contemplate how they can reconsider...
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Disaster Response and Mutual Aid
This document outlines an improved mechanism for weather forecasting for critical/disaster situations that might be...
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Disaster Response and Mutual Aid
This guide outlines the resources, support, and processes used to respond to emergencies at the...