Norwood Police Department
Emergency Preparedness Guide
The Norwood Police have put together the following tips that residents should review in advance of the storm:
Build an Emergency Kit – This kit should include food, water and other supplies necessary to last for at least a period of 72 hours. It’s possible that basic services such as electricity, gas, water, sewage treatment and telephones may be cut off for several hours to several days. Battery powered or hand crank radios to receive radio broadcast updates are a good item to have in your home. Also consider a first aid kit and a flashlight with extra batteries.
Charge Your Electronics – With a hurricane comes a strong probability of the loss of electrical power. Make sure to charge all electronics to include cell phones, laptops, flashlights etc. before the storm hits.
During the storm avoid the following:
- Leaving your home unnecessarily. High winds are expected which means a lot of flying debris. Stay clear.
- If you need to leave, advise others where you are going and avoid areas with potential for flash flooding.
- If you find yourself in a vehicle with downed utility wires on it remain in the vehicle. Emergency personnel will safely remove you from the vehicle after insuring it is safe to do so.
- Avoid using the phone except for serious emergencies.
- 911 Is for Emergencies - Local police and fire departments will be experiencing a high call volume during the storm. Please limit 911 calls for Emergencies Only. To report downed utility lines or obstructions in the roadway please use our main line at 781-440-5100
*All emergencies dial 911.
*Verizon customers experiencing issues 1-800-VERIZON (1-800-837-4966)
*Norwood Light Department customers 781-948-1150
*National Grid Outage Report Line 1-800-465-1212
*NStar Outage Line 800-592-2000