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Important Local Phone Numbers to Print Out Before Hurricane Sandy

Here's a quick list of important phone numbers to have handy in Peabody during Hurricane Sandy. Print the list now -- while you have power -- and make sure your cell phone is charged so you are ready if the power goes out.

In an emergency, always call 911. A call from a landline in Peabody will go directly to the Emergency Control Center at the Peabody Police Department. A call from a cell phone will go to state police headquarters in Framingham, where you can tell the dispatcher the location of your emergency and they will contact local dispatchers.

For non-emergency, storm-related needs, call 211. For updated local storm information, dial 978-538-5758 or you can call the mayor's office at 978-538-5700. You can also reach the Emergency Management office at 978-538-5925.

To report a power outage or power-related issue or problem, call the Peabody Municipal Light Plant at 978-531-5975.

For non-emergency police or fire issues or problems:

Peabody Fire Headquarters: 978-531-3444

Peabody Police Department: 978-538-6300

For outages for other utilities:

National Grid gas: 800-233-5325

Comcast: 1-800-COMCAST (800-266-2278)

Verizon: 1-800-VERIZON (800-837-4966)

Personal numbers

Some other numbers you may want to have handy include your insurance agent, your doctor and your vet.

Ann October 29, 2012 at 11:46 AM
is there rubbish pick up today
John Castelluccio (Editor) October 29, 2012 at 12:27 PM
Ann, there is no trash pick up today. The city just sent out an alert on that.
Saber Walsh October 29, 2012 at 01:05 PM
This is EXCELLENT -- thanks so much for thinking ahead for the things we really need to have at our fingertips. Readers should have a car charger going just in case we lose power and/or phone and they need to use their cells... a dead cellphone is not much use.

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