More than 50,000 residents across New England are still dealing with power outages after a weakening Henri made landfall in Rhode Island on Sunday.
Henri, which was downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm and then later a tropical depression, blew ashore with heavy rain and maximum sustained winds of 60 mph, toppling trees and knocking out power.
As of 8 a.m. Monday, Eversource reported that approximately 8,000 Eversource customers in Connecticut are without power.
The majority of Connecticut's power outages are in the eastern part of the state, according to Eversource.
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National Grid officials said they are working to restore power as soon as possible, and that hundreds of additional line crews are on standby to help with restoration.
How do I report a power outage?
Massachusetts residents can report power outage to Eversource by calling 1-800-592-2000 (Eastern Mass.) or 877-659-6326 (Western Mass.).
Click here to report an outage online to Eversource.
For National Grid, residents can report an outage by calling 1-800-465-1212.
To report an outage online to National Grid, click here.
How can I stay safe during a power outage?
As residents deal with power outages, MEMA officials warned residents to steer clear of downed wires and power lines thrown to the ground by Henri.
Here’s a list of more tips from MEMA on how to stay safe during power outages.
- Stay away from downed utility wires. Always assume a downed power line is live.
- If a traffic light is out, treat the intersection as a four-way stop.
- Use generators and grills outside because their fumes contain carbon monoxide.
- If possible, use flashlights instead of candles. If you must use candles, place them in safe holders away from anything that could catch fire. Never leave a burning candle unattended.
- If phone lines are down, use social media or texting to let others know you are okay.
- Unplug sensitive electronics to avoid power surges when power is restored.
- Keep refrigerator and freezer doors closed. An unopened refrigerator will keep food cold for about four hours. A full freezer will keep the temperature for about 48 hours.
Click here for more power outage safety tips.