Free tacos at Taco Bell today, weather permitting

Oct. 30, 2012 at 10:21 AM ET

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For any locations closed because of Superstorm Sandy, Taco Bell announced that they'll set up a later date for customers to get their free taco.

Beat the post-hurricane blues with a free taco today, Tuesday, October 30th, at Taco Bell from 2-6pm. The chain is giving away one free Doritos Locos Taco to every customer as part of its "Steal a Base, Steal a Taco promotion."

Taco Bell promised that if a base was stolen during the World Series, it would give away a free taco. Sunday night, in the eighth inning of Game 2, the San Francisco Giants's Angel Pagan stole second base. In so doing, he "effectively stole free Doritos Locos Tacos for the entire country," Taco Bell said in a press release.

For stores closed today due to the storm, a Taco Bell spokesperson told NBCNEWS that they will give out free Doritos Locos Tacos at a later date, not yet determined.

"While we want everyone to get their free Doritos Locos Taco, our top priority is the well being of our team members and customers during this massive storm," Taco Bell told NBCNEWS.

It's a good idea to call ahead first to find out if the store is a) open and b) taking part in the giveaway. NBC News called several locations in New York and New Jersey and got no answer on Tuesday morning. Locations in Indianapolis, Indiana, however, west of Sandy's major impact, were open and participating.

Use common sense based on information from public safety officials and authorities in your area. Flooded roads and downed power lines aren't worth risking for a free taco, no matter how deliciously addictive you find its crispy Dorito shell.