2019 Monsoon Story Ideas from SRP
Here are some story ideas that can be covered throughout this storm season: (All interviews will be available in both English and Spanish)
- Summer Sun Safety: Heat awareness and sun exposure are dangerous for SRP workers and anyone doing outside activities. Step in front of SRP’s revealing UV camera to see how the sun has damaged your skin. The results are often visually shocking. Also, get educated on what to look for when it comes to different types of skin cancers.
- In 2019, Arizona experienced one of the wettest winters on record. In 2018, one of the driest. Are we coming out of the drought that started in the mid 90’s? SRP water operations’ experts can weigh in on what to expect moving forward?
- Storm Preparedness Tips: Summer storms can produce potentially hazardous conditions for Valley residents. SRP experts will provide monsoon safety tips and have examples of items that should be on-hand in everyone home. (Spanish information: www.misrp.com/safety/electricandwatersafety.aspx.)
- Summer Savings: The summer heat can affect the pocketbook. Air conditioning is responsible for more than 50 percent of an electric bill. What are the best and cheapest ways to prepare a home for monsoon? SRP gurus will offer a myriad of tips and have low-cost summer saving props as visuals such as smart thermostats, free shade trees, shade-screen samples, weather stripping and more.
- Feature story on SRP’s World Champion Apprentice Electrical Lineman Cory Myers: He’s a reigning world champ of the annual International Lineman’s Rodeo, and just one of the dedicated guys who works rain or shine to keep the lights on in our customers’ homes.
- SRP experts share how they utilized Flowtography and Snowtography technology to track heavy rain and snow events on the Salt and Verde watershed during the most productive winter in years. We’ll share how this new technology can help monitor how much monsoon rains might replenish our water supplies.
- Legacy of linemen – a profile on multi-generational father and son SRP line workers.
- Peek behind the curtain of SRP’s command center. SRP’s Distribution Operation Center (DOC) is ground zero when storms strike and thousands are out of power. Meet the people who work around the clock during the chaos to dispatch field crews to restore power. (Link to b-roll: www.srpnet.com/newsroom)
- How does power get from SRP’s intricate, state-of-the-art grid into your home? Learn from an SRP troubleshooter, who is the first responder when storms hit and the lights go out. SRP is among the top-ranked utilities in the nation for reliable electric service. (To learn more, www.srpnet.com.)
We will need some advance planning to coordinate the stories. Thank you for your interest..
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SRP is a community-based, not-for-profit public power utility and the largest provider of electricity in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area, serving more than 1 million customers. SRP is also the metropolitan area’s largest supplier of water, delivering about 800,000 acre-feet annually to municipal, urban and agricultural water users.