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Posted on: November 13, 2023

[ARCHIVED] National Grid Advises Be Proactive Ahead of Winter Weather

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National Grid encourages customers to prepare their homes and businesses for the winter season proactively/

What Customers Can Do Ahead of Weather Events

  • Create a winter emergency storm kit (such as batteries for radios and flashlights, bottled water, non-perishable food items, and keeping in mind specific needs for members of your household, including medication and the needs of pets)
  • Make sure gutters and storm drains are clear of debris and fully operational.
  • Conduct regular maintenance on generators and familiarize yourself with safe operation.
  • Ensure that furnaces, heat pumps, and water heaters are in proper working order and are correctly vented.
  • Remove any diseased or dead branches on trees.
  • Test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and change batteries annually.

For additional winter preparation information, please visit National Grid Storm Prep.

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