An ominous phone alert from Eversource today warned customers to be prepared to lose power from a Christmas Eve storm. Heavy rain and winds gusting to 70 miles an hour were mentioned — though that was not on the Weather Channel forecast.
Fortunately, temperatures will be in the 50s.
The utility is planning for a Level 4 emergency. That means 10% to 29% of customers could lose power. Translation: 125,000 to 380,000 outages, with 1,500 to 10,000 trouble spots.
Restoration for a Level 4 event can range from 2 to 6 days.
Rest assured, though: Eversource has canceled vacations for its crews. They’ll be standing by.
So on Thursday, when you lay out milk and cookies for Santa: Charge your devices!