National Grid Prepares for Tomorrow's Nor'Easter
Weather forecasters are tracking a major nor'easter that could slam our region with blizzard-like conditions on Tuesday into Wednesday. The storm is expected to bring high winds and significant snowfall of approximately 1-2 feet of heavy, wet snow. As National Grid prepares for this storm event, we encourage customers to prepare as well and keep these important safety tips in mind:
Important Safety Tips
- National Grid customers who experience a power outage can quickly report it by visiting the Outage Central section of our website where you can also view outage maps, safety tips and more. Power outages can also be reported by calling National Grid at 1-800-465-1212. Do not assume that someone else has reported the outage
- Never touch downed power lines, and always assume that any fallen lines are live electricity wires. Be sure to stay away from the downed wire and anything that it may be in contact with. If you see a downed wire, report it immediately to National Grid or to your local authorities.
- People who depend on electricity-powered life support equipment, such as a respirator, should let National Grid know. To register as a life support customer, call us at 1-800-322-3223.
- Please drive carefully and use caution when driving near any repair crews working to restore power.
- Be sure to check on elderly family members, neighbors and others who may need assistance during an outage period.
Electricity & Generator Safety
- If you use a generator to supply power during an outage, be sure to operate it outdoors. Before operating a generator, disconnect from National Grid's system by shutting off the main breaker located in the electric service panel. Failure to do this could jeopardize the safety of line crews and the public.
- If you lose power, turn off any appliances that were on when the power went off, but leave one light on so you will know when power is restored.
- Remember, it's not safe to work in an elevated bucket during periods of increased wind gusts. Our line workers begin restoration work only when conditions are deemed safe.
Stay Connected to National Grid
National Grid provides multiple channels for customers to learn about service issues and interruptions during storms:
- Download our mobile app, available in iTunes and GooglePlay stores – for outage maps, outage reporting tools, safety info and more.
- Text the word STORM to NGRID (64743) in order to register for broadcast emergency alerts.
- Visit the Outage Central portion of our website.
- Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest storm and restoration updates.
As Always, in the Event of an Emergency, Dial 9-1-1
This information is provided by National Grid, you can visit their website at www.nationalgrid.com