National Grid warns of potential power outages

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A wind advisory is in effect for Rhode Island and the East Bay until 6 p.m. today.

The strongest wind gusts will be experienced this morning, and last until early afternoon, according to weather.com, with potential wind gusts of up to 50 mph.

Trees may be knocked down, as well as branches, as a result, the advisory states. Given that many trees are still fully leafed, isolated power outages are also possible.

National Grid issued an email early this morning, advising customers of the potential outages.

"We are preparing our personnel and crew for potential outages and want to make sure that you are ready, too," the email states. "If you have an elderly relative or neighbor, please ensure that they are aware of the situation and have considered their options."

The high winds are due to a storm moving into southeast Canada today. This will result in two episodes of strong wings for Southern New England. The first episode is this morning. The second will occur dying the afternoon, as a cold front sweeps across the area.

Be prepared by creating an emergency kit:

Water. The American Red Cross recommends one gallon of water per person per day

Food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food

Charged cell phone

Flashlight and extra batteries

Battery-powered or hand-crank radio

First aid kit

 

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