The American Red Cross of Massachusetts is urging residents to stay safe while winter storm “Juno” continues to affect Massachusetts and the coastal areas, in particular.
Growing power outages and coastal flooding due to sustained high winds may require more residents to access shelters in their areas. Use the Red Cross Shelter Finder App to find a place to stay if displaced or call 211.
"For individuals and communities who are impacted we stand ready to assist," said Tim Pitoniak, Chief Disaster Officer. “We would also encourage post storm safety precautions like being careful with snow removal, being vigilant during power outages and checking on others who may need assistance.”
Some of the most important things remember during and after the storm, include:
Be safe if the power is out. Follow these safety tips:
For a comprehensive winter storm safety check, available in several different languages click here.
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