In the case of a power outage, follow these basic guidelines:

  • Determine the extent of the outage.
    • Is it just your building?
    • Does it involve several buildings?
    • Is it campus wide?
    • Does it extend beyond the campus?
  • Call Public Safety at x3177.
  • Do not call National Grid. They already know about it. The Public Safety dispatcher will be the liaison with National Grid.
  • Know the location of emergency lights, which will assist you to exit the building if necessary. Know that they only work for a short period of time.
  • Know the location of “Power Failure” stations and how to use the telephones there.
  • Unplug electric appliances and electronic equipment to avoid a surge when power is restored.