Following on the heels of the storm that surrounded the Thanksgiving holiday which brought up to a foot of snow in some parts of the state, Emera Maine is gearing up for another winter event.

Stan Hartin, Emera Maine storm manager, says this latest storm has the potential for wet, heavy snow overnight and through Tuesday and Emera has arranged for extra staffing beginning Monday night. "While we’ll be working to safely address any outages as quickly as possible, we also ask our customers to help themselves stay safe by planning for the storm," Hartin cautions. "Make sure you have a supply of fresh water, nonperishable food, batteries and flashlights. Be mindful of travel advisories and always follow manufacturer guidelines when using a generator.”

Customers are urged to never touch a power line or a tree in contact with a power line. Also, never drive over a downed line. You can't tell if a line is live just by looking at it.

You can report outages through Emera's Online Service account, by using their online Power Issue Report Form, or by calling Emera's Customer Contact Center at 1-855-363-7211 or at 207-973-2000.