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Storm damage continues to impact many

Storm damage continues to impact many

July 30, 2019 08:03 PM

A number of power outages have impacted residents in the Capital District and beyond. 

According to National Grid, Saratoga Springs has 41 power outages with over 7,000 customers affected. Queensbury has 14 outages with a little over 800 impacted. National Grid plans to restore most homes by Tuesday night. 

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But If you thought the crazy weather is gone, you might want to think again. 

A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect until 9:00 p.m. Tuesday night. Ready.gov has several tips to prepare and stay safe. First, it's important to make sure electronic devices are unplugged. Power surges can damage valuabels like computers and televisions. 

If it's safe, bring indoor furniture and other items that could blow away. You should also refrain from staying inside a car that's not a convertible. The rubber tires won't protect you from lightning, so make sure you avoid touching metal inside the car. Lastly, remember to close those windows! 

Scattered thunderstorms are expected again Wednesday (view our full weather report here). 

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Muneib Chater

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