The severe winds experienced during Hurricanes, Tropical Storms and Thunderstorms have the potential to cause power outages throughout the Commonwealth. These strong winds have the capability to topple utility poles and snap tree limbs causing them to fall on power lines and disrupt electrical service.
Tips for dealing with a possible power outage during warm weather:
When there is a power outage, be sure to call National Grid. Each call they receive helps them pinpoint where the problem is and plan restoration. They won't know unless you call.
Please Call National Grid directly (not police or fire): 1-800-322-3223 to report an outage. Call 1-800-465-1212 to report a downed line.
From National Grid: Text STORM to NGRID (64743) to register for broadcast text alerts or you can sign up for e-mail alerts. They are also onTwitter. And Facebook. If you see a downed power line, do not go near it or drive over it, always assume it's live.