For more information on how these major utilities plan for and cope with disasters, see their web sites:
- SBC is now merged with AT"T.
- Pacific Gas " Electric—in particular, note the Vegetation Management program.
- Puget Sound Energy provides electricity and gas for the Seattle, Washington area.
- Consolidated Edison, familiarly known as conEdison or conEd, provides electricity and gas for the New York City area.
- Verizon is a nationwide telecommunications company.
- Pepco is the former Potomac Electric Power Company.