The National Weather Service issued a High Wind Warning for portions of central, eastern, northeastern and western Massachusetts. West winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts between 50 and 60 mph are expected.
This warning is in effect from 2pm this afternoon until 2am on Thursday, October 8.
Damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines. Widespread power outages are expected. Travel will be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.
At this time, we urge you to make the following preliminary preparations:
- Secure outdoor objects that could blow away or cause damage to people/property.
- Some trees in our area may be more susceptible to wind damage due to stress from drought conditions. Immediately inspect trees and bushes. Remove dead or rotting branches that could fall and cause injury or damage.
- Closely monitor NOAA weather radio or other local news outlets for official storm information and changes to the forecast.
- Be prepared for potential power outages as a result of downed power lines caused by storm activity. Have an emergency supply kit on hand, including water, flashlight, extra batteries, a first aid kit and non-perishable food.
- Rainstorms are expected. Check to see if sump pumps are working, and advise custodians to check all drains, grates and basins to ensure they are free of leaves and debris.
- All locations should have a battery-powered radio on hand. Please monitor weather reports.
Reporting a Claim
If you experience property damage or injury as a result of the storm, report the claim immediately. Contact Alicia Gray at 781-664-3990.