Windy weather knocks out power in Rockport
Rockport — Windy weather the night of Jan. 20 caused a power outage for about 500 Rockport residents, according to Gail Rice, spokeswoman for Central Maine Power Co. The power was off for about two hours, between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m., she said.
To prepare for winter storms, CMP offers a storm guide at cmpco.com. Some of the tips include keeping flashlights, a battery-powered radio and fresh batteries handy.
The company recommends people have at least one telephone that is not dependent on electricity. Cordless landline phones won’t work during a power interruption, so cell phone batteries should be fully charged.
CMP should be contacted if a basement or home is in danger of flooding because energized wiring or outlets below the water line may pose a hazard.
If there is a power outage, CMP recommends people turn off major appliances (electric water heaters, refrigerators and freezers) and sensitive electronic equipment (TVs, VCRs, DVD players, computers, stereos) to prevent overloading and possible damage when power is restored. Leave one light switch on to help determine when power has been restored.