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Ahead of Saturday’s potentially damaging wind storm, National Grid has increased staffing and extended evening and overnight work shifts as they monitor weather forecasts that include wind gusts of up to 70 mph and heavy rainfall across portions of Upstate New York.
More than 2,500 line, service, tree, damage assessment and public safety workers are ready to respond to any damage, according to National Grid.
It has also activated an emergency response plan, which includes:
The company says in case of power outages, customers can notify National Grid online.
On Sunday, from 12 – 4 p.m., National Grid will distribute dry ice and bottled water at the following locations. Customers are asked to bring a bag or cooler.
You can also visit National Grid’s Outage Central website to monitor outage and safety information.