Monday, October 29, 2012
National Grid advises residents to chill fridge, fill tub with water, turn off propane tanks, avoid phone, check on elders, prepare emergency supply kit, etc.
National Grid lists the following tips for customers, on its website, to minimize inconvenience and maximize safety in the event that storm-related power interruptions do occur. IMPORTANT: People who depend on electric-powered life support equipment, such as a respirator, should let National Grid know. To register as a life support customer, call the company’s Customer Service Center at 1-800-322-3223. Tips to weather the storm include: For more information, visit National Grid's website.
NSTAR says it has secured contractor crews from as far away as the states of Texas and Washington to help New England.
With Hurricane Sandy moving its way northward and expected to impact our region on Monday and Tuesday, NSTAR’s preparations for a significant impact on its electric grid are well underway, according to www.nstar.com. In addition, For a full copy of the statement, click here.
National Grid issued a statement on Sunday outlining how they are preparing for the arrival of Hurricane Sandy in New England.
National Grid said on Sunday that it continues to prepare for the arrival of Hurricane Sandy to New England. National Grid has been, and will continue to stay in contact with local and state emergency and public safety officials. On Friday, the company’s community liaisons initiated contact with their respective local officials and first responders and they will be in touch with them again on Sunday or early Monday. During last year’s October snowstorm, National Grid piloted a “community liaison” program, where an employee was stationed in the emergency operations center of the hardest-hit communities to serve as a direct link between community and company officials. The program was so successful that it was expanded and adopted as a best…
Here's a quick list of some important phone numbers to have handy in Medfield during Hurricane Sandy. Print the list now - while you have power - and make sure your cell phone is charged so you are ready if the power goes out.
In an emergency, always call 911. A call from a landline will go directly to Medfield Police Department. A call from a cell phone will go to State Police headquarters in Framingham, where you can tell the dispatcher the location of your emergency and they will contact local dispatchers. For non-emergency, storm-related needs, call 211. To report a power outage or power-related issue or problem, call National Grid at 1-800-465-1212. For non-emergency police or fire issues or problems: Medfield Fire Department: 508-359-2323 Medfield Police Department: 508-359-2315 For outages for other utilities: National Grid: 1-800-233-5325 NStar: 1-800-592-2000 or here Comcast: 1-800-COMCAST (1-800-266-2278) Verizon: 1-800-VERIZON (1-800-837-4966) …
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Here's what you can do right now to prepare.
We should be feeling the effects of Hurricane Sandy after it reaches the east coast late Sunday night. The peak of the storm should hit our area throughout the day on Monday and may affect our weather all the way into Wednesday. Before the storm reaches us, here are seven things you can do to prepare:
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Patrick said Hurricane Sandy could hit Sunday night and linger into Wednesday.
Gov. Deval Patrick has declared a state of emergency and held a press conference Saturday afternoon to update to the public about how the state is preparing for the impact of Hurricane Sandy. Sandy is currently a category 1 hurricane rolling up the Atlantic and is expected to turn northwest Sunday afternoon. Impact on New England from the storm is expected by Sunday night and could linger until Wednesday. "While we continue to hope for the best, we are planning for the worst," Patrick said. There may be coastal flooding, severe beach erosion, damaging winds, widespread power outages, and possibly 5 inches or more of rain. "This afternoon I declared a state of emergency commonwealth-wide," Patrick said. "This enables us to cut through some …
Sandy diminished in intensity last night but picked up this morning.
Update, 8:20 a.m. Saturday: According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA), Sandy has been upgraded again to a hurricane, just hours after being downgraded to a tropical storm. In its 8 a.m. bulletin, the NOAA reported an Air Force aircraft found hurricane-strength winds again. Earlier, in its 5 a.m. bulletin, the NOAA issued warnings and watches to the Southeastern parts of the country, including Florida, but said those up the Eastern seaboard need to prepare for its impact. The storm is moving North-Northeast at 10 mph and an increase in intensity and speed possible tonight and Sunday, according to the NOAA. Sandy is currently considered to be "very large," with winds extending as far as 450 miles from its center. …