Eversource Preps for Major Nor’easter
A powerful Nor'easter developing off the Atlantic coast is expected to bring damaging winds, flooding and beach erosion to our area.
Forecasters say there is a big punch coming with the coastal low, threatening places from Long Island to Boston and the Southcoast.
Coastal flooding will persist through several high tides, and fierce winds are likely to cause some power outages.
Eversource spokesman Mike Durand says the utility's number one concern is trees and falling limbs.
"When we have a coastal storm with this type of wind, there is bound to be some type of damage because the winds are just going to be too strong for some of the trees and tree limbs out there, especially with all the rain," he says.
Durand says wind gusts could be as strong as 60 miles per hour.
Eversource is stationing additional personnel in areas they expect to be hard-hit in their coverage area, including Greater New Bedford and the Cape.
"We're going to have extra crews and support staff on duty, and we'll be able to address the outages that come in, as soon as its safe to do so, and we'll do it as quickly as possible," says Durand.
He's also issuing a familiar warning: if you see a downed power line, don't touch it. Call the Police or Fire Department and Eversource to report it.