Sandy Recap - October 30
The Vermont Emergency Operations Center in Waterbury has returned to Level 1 status (VEM staff answering resource calls) as of 3:00 p.m.
- Injuries and Damage
- No known major injuries or fatalities due to the storm.
- Shelters Status
- Outage numbers continue to decline; refer to the state’s utilities or www.vtoutages.com for updates on all power outages.
- No state road closures related to Sandy, at this time. Some local road closures remain – please respect all detours.
- Vermont state agencies and response organizations will review and fill requests to deploy to assist other states as those requests are made.
- The extra food and water, batteries, flashlights, and other necessities you may have stocked up on can be used during the next emergency. Stash away your supplies and add to those items for future use.
- Do NOT touch a downed power line and be 100% certain any trees or debris are NOT in contact with power lines when clearing them. You can be electrocuted – treat every line as if it were live.
Ensure you use chainsaws or any other machinery used for clearing trees and debris properly, and that they are in safe working order.
- Chains and controls in working order
- Never fuel a hot chainsaw
- Make sure the chain is sharp and the lubrication reservoir is full
- Wear proper safety equipment.
- Health information following a power outage (including safe food handling): http://healthvermont.gov/emerg/power_outage_cdc.aspx#food
Other Web Resources:
VEM Web Site: http://vem.vermont.gov
For road closures call 511 or visit: www.511vt.com.
Vermont Emergency Management on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vermontemergencymanagement