If current projections hold true, our state will be impacted by the storm this weekend and CL&P customers should prepare for potential power outages that could last a week or more in some areas," the utility says on its website .
The utility is cancelling vacations for its employees, who will all be on stand-by over the weekend. Extra repair also are being brought in. You can check power outage on this website . You can report a power outage by calling CL&P at 800-286-2000 or 860-947-2000 in the Hartford/Meriden area. The utility says its system will provide any available information on when power will be restored.
The utility also offered some tips to prepare for the storm.
Prepare a "storm kit" and keep it handy. It should include :
Flashlights with spare batteries
A battery-operated radio or TV
First-aid kit and medications
Canned, freeze-dried or dehydrated foods
A manual can opener
Baby or pet supplies (if needed)
Important phone numbers
Have a backup plan for life support equipment.
If you have life support equipment, you need a backup plan to cope with storm-related outages. That plan should include:
An alternate source of electric power such as a battery backup system, an uninterruptible power supply or a properly installed generator for the life support equipment
Emergency telephone numbers (doctor, fire, police and ambulance)
A procedure to vacate your home during a prolonged outage
What are you doing to prepare for lengthy power outages?
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