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National Grid releases storm safety tips

National Grid is reminding customers to take safety measures ahead of upcoming thunderstorms Friday afternoon.

Posted: May 15, 2020 1:54 PM
Updated: May 15, 2020 2:11 PM

ALBANY, N.Y. – National Grid is reminding customers to take safety measures ahead of upcoming thunderstorms Friday afternoon.

The company has released the following tips:

  • If a power outage occurs, customers can notify National Grid online at www.nationalgridus.com.
  • Never touch downed power lines, and report them immediately to National Grid at 1-800-867-5222 or to your local emergency responders.
  • Generators used to supply power during an outage must be operated outdoors to prevent the buildup of carbon monoxide. Before operating a generator, disconnect from National Grid’s system by shutting off the main breaker, located in the home’s electric service panel. 
  • Customers who depend on electrically powered life support equipment, such as a respirator, should register as a life support customer by calling National Grid at 1-800-642-4272. 
  • Keep a number of working flashlights and an extra supply of batteries at home, and make sure all electronic devices are charged.
  • Drive carefully and use caution when driving near any crews working to restore power.
  • Be sure to check on elderly family members, neighbors and others who may need assistance during an outage.

For information on power outages, online outage reporting, and in-depth storm safety information, visit the Outage Central section of the website.

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