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Eversource says it is expecting potential multiday power outages from the heavy rain and high winds Thursday into Friday.

News 12 Staff

Dec 21, 2022, 3:10 PM

Updated 544 days ago

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Eversource says it is expecting potential multiday power outages from the heavy rain and high winds Thursday into Friday.
The company says extra crews were brought in from out of state to prepare for the storm that could cause outages for one to three days.
At Cannondale Generators in Wilton, customers want to make sure their generators are properly working.
President and owner of Cannondale Generators Paul Bonomo says the time to prepare for a generator is not when a storm is on its way.
“If you don’t already have one now or you don’t have a working one now, it may be too late,” said Bonomo.
People News 12 spoke with say they're not letting the storm impact their holiday spirit or plans.
"I’m prepared. I’ve stocked up two freezers and a refrigerator, I have a generator," one resident said.
Rich Velez, owner of Westport Hardware, says there are other ways to stay prepared for potential flood issues.
"Making sure you’re prepared like if you have a sump pump – if you lose power, make sure you have a battery backup sump pump,” he said.
Residents are also advised to make sure their portable generators are outdoors and always from open windows. Generators should never be run inside.


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