Utility companies were bracing for widespread outages as Hurricane Matthew wreaked havoc on the East Coast of the United States in October 2016. With persistent tropical force winds and potential damage from storm surge and seawater incursion, Hurricane Matthew presented a serious test to utilities and their mission-critical systems.

With Florida home to several CGI utility clients operating our Pragma portfolio of outage, network and mobile workforce management solutions, we took a proactive approach to ensuring our clients were prepared to manage the incoming surge of outages and hazardous incidents as a result of Matthew’s impact.

CGI provided onsite resources who offered critical technical support to safeguard system stability and help maintain business continuity during the actual storm response process, as well as the restoration efforts that followed. This work helped to increase safety and minimize downtime for the communities our clients serve.