With the high wind warning from tonight (November 30th) at 8 p.m. through tomorrow afternoon at 4 p.m. and the possibility of wind gusts up to 60 miles per hour, you should be prepared for the possibility of power outages.

Thanks to Versant Power and the Maine Emergency Management Association, here are some steps you should take now before the wind picks up and starts to blow.

  • Charge your cellphone and other electronic devices
  • Make sure you know where your flashlight(s) are and that the batteries are working.
  • NEVER use a generator inside homes, garages, crawlspaces, sheds, or similar areas, even when using fans or opening doors and windows for ventilation.
  • Make sure the generator is  outdoors and at least 15 feet away from doors, windows, and vents that could allow carbon monoxide to come indoors. Make sure the generator's exhaust is directed away from doors, windows, and vents
  • If you do lose power, keep your refrigerator and freezer doors closed as long as possible to preserve your food.
  • Check back with us at WDEA as we will have the latest updates on power restoration efforts on our website
  • Make sure that any Christmas inflatables are deflated, and brought inside if possible.
  • Secure any Christmas decorations where possible.
  • Remember that no downed wire is safe to touch EVER or a tree in contact with a downed power line
  • You should not drive over a downed power line
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