Power Outage Information:
The National Weather Service (NWS) is forecasting excessive heat today through Sunday. Hot temperatures combined with high humidity levels are expected to create dangerous heat conditions, with the most oppressive conditions expected Saturday. High temperatures Friday-Sunday are forecast to be in the 90s to lower 100s, and dew points in the low to mid 70s. Heat index values are expected to reach the mid to upper 90s Friday, 100 to 110 Saturday, and 97 to 105 Sunday.
If you lose power, you can report outages to National Grid (NGrid) by calling 1-800-465-1212. If you have access to the internet through your phone or at another location, you can report outages online at https://www1.nationalgridus.com/ReportOrCheckOutage or by texting the word OUT to 64743.
If you have life-sustaining equipment in your home, call 1-800-322-3223.
You can also check the status of an outage at https://www1.nationalgridus.com/ReportOrCheckOutage.
NGrid also offers a notification system for its customers. To receive outage alerts by text, email, or phone calls, update your alert preference settings online at https://www1.nationalgridus.com/SignIn or call NGrid Monday through Friday, 7:00am-7:00pm, at 1-800-322-3223.
Take precautions during this extreme heat and check on elderly neighbors and relatives. Stay hydrated. Small children, the elderly, and those with breathing issues are especially vulnerable to the heat. Keep your pets indoors and provide plenty of water.
Visit the Town’s web site for more information on the Town’s Cooling Station opened this weekend and safety tips for dealing with the excessive heat.
Julie A. Jacobson Eric Otterson
Town Manager Emergency Management Director