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Power Outage Tips
Be prepared for power failures. Click to expand.
Keep a supply of batteries
Keep a battery-operated flashlight and radio within easy reach. Listen for updates on storm conditions and power outages.
Use flameless candles
Use safer battery-powered LED candles. Wax candles are not recommended, except in emergencies.
Have a communication backup
Don’t depend on a phone that requires electricity. Keep a standard handset or mobile phone ready as a backup.
Make ice blocks
Store water-filled plastic containers in your freezer. You can use them as blocks of ice to prevent food from spoiling.
Monitor body temperature
Dress in warm layers to prevent loss of body heat during cold weather, and drink plenty of fluids to maintain a healthy body temperature when it is hot.
Be sure water is safe
Check with your local water utility to make sure that water is safe to consume since some filtration systems may not work properly without power.
Report downed power lines
Call 911 or your local electric utility. Keep your family and pets away from downed lines and nearby objects — Trees, branches and poles can conduct deadly levels of electricity.
Avoid flooded locations and fallen trees
Both are typical places for downed power lines to occur. Remember, call 911 first to report downed lines.
Unplug electronics and appliances
Turn off and unplug sensitive electronics and appliances to prevent power surge damage. Leave a single light on to alert you when power returns.
Be careful with generators
A standby generator is a great benefit during power failures, but it can be dangerous if improperly installed or used. Professional installation is recommended.
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