Hurricane Sandy is Expected to Result in a Record Number of Power Outages Along the East Coast, so Amica Insurance Offers Safety Tips and Reminders
Power outages from Hurricane Sandy could last for days, causing potential hazards at home and on the road. Amica Insurance reminds everyone to be prepared for the power to go out and offers tips to help keep everyone safe.
Lincoln, RI (PRWEB) October 29, 2012
As Hurricane Sandy stubbornly churns up the East Coast today, utility companies expect record outages. Amica Insurance is sharing some tips to help you be prepared in the event of a power outage in your area.
“Hurricanes and other severe storms often result in widespread power outages,” said Michael Gillerlane, a senior assistant vice president with Amica Insurance. “Depending on the severity of the storm, you could be without power for several hours – or several days. So it's best to prepare as much as possible in advance.”
Make sure to have non-perishable food, water and first aid supplies on hand, Gillerlane said.
Here are some other tips from the American Red Cross and other emergency agencies:
- Make sure you have working flashlights and extra batteries.
If the power goes out:
- Contact your local utility company, especially if power lines are down in your area. Do not go near downed power lines.
If the power is expected to be out for an extended period of time, consider staying with family members or friends or getting a hotel room, Gillerlane suggested. Many communities also offer emergency shelters.
"Extended power outages can be incredibly stressful,” Gillerlane said. “But it's important to make sure you and your family stay safe.”
For more power outage safety tips, visit the American Red Cross the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Amica Mutual Insurance Company, the nation's oldest mutual insurer of automobiles, was founded in 1907. The company, with corporate headquarters in Lincoln, RI, is a national writer of automobile, homeowners, marine and personal umbrella liability insurance. Life coverage is available through Amica Life Insurance Company, a wholly owned subsidiary. Amica employs more than 3,100 people in 40 offices across the country.
CONTACT: Vince Burks, Corporate Communications, 50 Amica Way, Lincoln, RI 02865-1155, 800-652-6422, ext. 24563.
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