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Nor’easter hits area — Montgomery County

MONTGOMERY COUNTY — Although the National Weather Service issued a flood watch throughout the area today through Friday morning, it seems the county is staying clear of any flooding or high winds.

Montgomery County Emergency Management Director Rick Sager said so far there has been no flooding in the county. He said today that there has only been a couple cellar pump outs, and one tree down.

“So far we’re handling things pretty well,” Sager said. “We’re well under flood stage in the river.”

Sager said they’re also not expecting any high winds.

“Everything seems steady,” he said.

Sager said his office will be monitoring the river gauge, and have National Grid crews will be staged for any issues that may occur.

“We’re not expecting any issues,” Sager said.

He said in the event of any flooding, or trees or wires down due to heavy winds notify 911 to get the appropriate services to take care of the situation.

According to National Grid, in the case of a power outage, generators should be operated outdoors to prevent the buildup of carbon monoxide and before operating a generator be sure to shut off the main breaker; anyone who depends on electrically powered life support equipment, such as a respirator, should register as a life support customer by calling National Grid at 1-800-642-4272 and in a medical emergency dial 911. For any downed powerlines report them immediately by calling 911 or National Grid at 1-800-867-5222; keep a number of working flashlights and an extra supply of batteries inside homes and charge all electronic devices before the storm; use caution when driving near emergency responders and crews restoring power; and check on neighbors, elderly family members and others who may need assistance during a power outage.

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