12/18/23 Email Update – Flooding & Power Outages

Flooding & Power Outages Possible

The National Weather Service issued a flood watch for all of Vermont through Tuesday afternoon due to heavy rains and snowmelt. There is also a wind advisory in parts of the state. 

This storm has already caused power outages and more may happen throughout the day.

Be Prepared for an Emergency

  • Review your system’s Emergency Response Plan.
  • Use VT WARN for mutual aid assistance.
    • Click “Request Aid” if you need help like extra workers or equipment.
    • Other members will receive an email and can choose to help if they are able.
    • If your system is not a member, join for free at the website above.
  • Move vehicles to higher ground if possible.
  • Keep a copy of your system’s backup data at an offsite location.
  • Document damages with photos. Keep a record of staff time and overtime.

Flooding Safety Reminders

  • Do not drive or walk through floodwaters.
  • Close valves on propane and fuel tanks if possible.
  • If you need to evacuate a flooding building, turn off the circuit breaker if you can do so safely.