Vermont Department of Public Safety: Tips for Safely Cleaning up After a Storm

Waterbury, Vt. -

With the strong storms that caused damage to some areas of Vermont on Thursday and Friday, the Department of Public Safety has a few tips on what Vermonters can do after cleaning up from the storm.

Officials say if your property is damaged you should document it and contact your insurance company. 

According to a media release from the Department of Public safety, folks are asked to respect all detours on roads, treat all downed power lines as if they were live, make sure debris you are picking up isn’t touching any downed power lines, never run a power generator indoor, keep them outside and away from open windows, grills meant to cook food outdoors should only be used outdoors.  Throw out any food that has not been properly refrigerated during a power outage.  Officials say to make sure all of your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are working properly as well.  

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