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Power Outage Preparedness

There are steps you can take to prepare prepare for a power outage.

Have an emergency kit: has a complete checklist

  • Flashlight with extra batteries (fully charge if integrated battery)
  • Emergency Radio that is battery-operated or wind up charging
  • First-aid kit and extra medicine.
  • Medicines and basic health supplies.

Fully charge your cell phones and emergency equipment.

Protect your family from carbon monoxide (CO).

  • NEVER use grills, camp stoves, or generators inside of your home or garage. 
  • Locate generators at least 20 feet from the house.
  • Leave your home immediately if the CO detector sounds, and call 911.

Generators should only be connected to home circuit box by a licensed electrician. 

Stock food that needs no cooking or refrigeration and water stored in clean containers. 

Last Modified on Jun 15, 2021
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