Tropical Storm Safety Tips
- Secure or store outdoor objects–such as lawn furniture, ornaments, hanging plants, and gardening tools–in a basement, garage, or other indoor location.
- If you have a sump pump, make sure that is working and functional.
- If your basement takes on water, stay out of the basement and away from the breaker box.
Power Lines and Outages
- If you lose power, notify NSTAR immediately at 1(800) 592-2000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Avoid using open flames, such as candles and kerosene lamps, as a source of light. Flashlights are safer and smarter.
- Stay clear of downed power lines, as they could be electrified and deadly.
- If a wire falls on your car, remain inside the vehicle until help arrives.
Supplies (prepare a storm kit that includes the following items)
- First aid kit.
- One gallon of water per person, per day.
- Non-perishable, easy-to-prepare foods like peanut butter, crackers, and canned fruit, as well as a can opener.
- Battery powered flashlight (or radio) with plenty of extra batteries.
- One-week supply of prescription and non-prescription medications.
- Blankets or sleeping bags.
- Cash; ATMs and credit cards won’t work in power outages.
- Pet supplies if applicable.
Boats on the Water
- In the best interests of protecting your property, if you have a boat anchored or moored in the water, it is best to take it out.
- If you cannot remove your boat, the second best of course of action is to take additional steps to reinforce dock lines used to tie and secure your vessel.
- Stay off the water during storms.
- Curiosity seekers should stay away from the shoreline and other areas that could pose danger. Exercise caution, care, and common sense.