Monson police share storm tips on preparing for Henri

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FILE – In this Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019 file photo, Joe Wilson pulls his generator out in the garage of his home, which is in an area that is expected to lose power in the East Foothills area of San Jose, Calif. Power shutdowns intended to prevent more devastating California wildfires are raising concerns about another environmental threat: air pollution. As utilities temporarily halted service to more than 2 million people this week, many fired up standby generators that spew toxic emissions. (Randy Vazquez/San Jose Mercury News via AP, File)

MONSON, Mass. (WWLP) – Officials in Monson are monitoring the forecast as Tropical Storm Henri heads towards New England.

The Monson Police Department is urging residents to be prepared for the weather that may impact our area with heavy rain and wind Sunday. The police shared the following tips ahead of the storm:

  • Make sure gutters and drainages are clear from debris
  • Check sump pumps for proper operation
  • Charge cell phones and other electronic devices
  • Have fresh batteries for flashlights
  • Check generators for proper operation and ventilation.
    • Do not run generators indoors or near any openings to your home.
  • Make sure you have a working carbon monoxide detector.

In case of a power outage, National Grid can be contacted at 800-465-1212 or their customer service line at 800-322-3223. Police urge everyone to stay away from any downed wires.

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