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Five Things You Need to Know in Mansfield for Oct. 30: Fire Log, Sandy Aftermath and Republicans

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1.  Hurricane sandy made landfall along the extreme southern new jersey coast this evening. The worst of the wind for southern new england has passed and winds will subside overnight in Mansfield, according to the National Weather Service.

  • Showers, mainly after 7 a.m. Patchy fog before 9 a.m. High near 69. Southeast wind 10 to 17 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
  • Tuesday NightShowers, mainly before 1 a.m. Patchy fog after 10 p.m. Low around 53. Southeast wind 9 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

2. Click here to see the Fire and EMS log from last week. More to come later today on Monday's damages during the storm.

3. Click here to see photos from Saturday's Republican Rally on the North Common.

4. With the full force of Hurricane Sandy on the Bay State Monday afternoon, many Massachusetts residents may soon be grappling with power outages and property damage as a result of the storm. Plymouth Rock Assurance has some helpful tips to keep in mind during and immediately following the storm to ease the stress of insurance claims:
· Don’t wait—regardless of the extent of damage, contacting an adjuster as soon as possible is the best way to ensure that your claim is processed in a timely manner
· Take steps to prevent further damage—put tarps over holes, board up windows to homes and automobiles and remove standing water
· Keep records—make a list of personal items that have been damaged and store receipts from any necessary clean-up work

5. During or after any storm event, consider all downed wires to be energized and dangerous, including telephone, fiber optic and cable TV wires. They may be in contact with energized electric wires that are not within your view. Do not go near downed wires – for your own safety; treat them as though they are live and deadly. Never touch downed wires or anything coming into contact with fallen lines. If you see a downed wire, keep everyone away and notify us immediately at 508-261-7395 or 508-261-7300 after hours.

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