Bedford Public Safety Announcement – Heavy Rain Expected on Wednesday Night

September 12, 2023

Submitted by the Town of Bedford

A reminder to residents as more heavy rain is expected on Wednesday night, Sept. 13.

As we continue to see hazardous weather across the region, there are a number of steps individuals can take to protect themselves and their property:

* Secure or bring in outdoor objects (patio furniture, children’s toys, trash cans, etc.) that could be swept away or damaged during strong winds or flooding.

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* Prepare for flooding by elevating items in your basement, check your sump pump, unplug sensitive electronic equipment, and parking vehicles in areas not prone to flooding. If you have a catch basin in front of or near your house, try to help keep it open and running; the basins are the first line of defense to get storm water off the roads.

* Charge cell phones ahead of the storm in case power is lost in your neighborhood.

Public Works has sand bags available for residents to fill at our sand pile outside Springs Brook Park. If you have a flooding problem, please email [email protected] with your information and your issue will be logged and investigated after the storm.

Please do not drive through flood waters on the roadway. The motto is, “Turn Around, Don’t Drown.”

Most important – Stay away from any down power lines. Assume all power lines are live.

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