Heavy Rain

Preparing for Power Outages

4 Things to Consider in Preparation for Possible Power Outages

Power Line Down

Power failures are common during a storm with strong winds, construction, and even car accidents that take down electricity poles. Here are some of the most important tips to keep in mind in preparation for possible power outages:

  • Have battery-operated flashlights and radios with fresh batteries ready. Listen for updates on storm conditions and power outages.
  • Standard wax candles are not recommended. LED candles are a safe alternative.
  • If you have a telephone system that requires electricity to work (such as a cordless phone or answering machine), plan for alternate communication - have a standard telephone handset, cellular telephone or pager ready as a back up.
  • Freeze plastic containers filled with water to make blocks of ice that can be placed in your refrigerator/freezer during an outage to prevent foods from spoiling.

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