Springfield officials urging safety during Tropical Storm Henri

Hampden County

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Springfield city officials are urging local residents to keep safety in mind while Tropical Storm Henri moves toward our area.

Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno city department heads held a news conference late Sunday morning at the city’s Public Safety Complex on Carew Street.

During the briefing, Springfield Fire Commissioner BJ Calvi urged residents to prepare for the possibility of power outages. For people with generators, that means remembering to make sure you are not running that generator inside your house.

Roadway flooding is also a risk, and you are urged not to drive through standing water if you see it on the road- it is impossible to know just how deep that water is.

The Springfield Police Department has called-in extra staff to deal with safety concerns during the storm.

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