Power Through an Outage... we explained that Blackouts and Power Outages are the most common emergency - are you ready?
Since you can’t predict how long a power outage will last, you should plan to live without electricity for at least three days.
Now that winter is here, preparation is necessary to stay safe!
• Have an emergency supply kit that includes an alternative cell phone charger, a manual can opener, cash, a NOAA weather radio, and a warm blanket for each person;
• Make a family emergency communication plan;
• Keep your car tank at least half full because gas stations rely on electricity to power their pumps;
• Put thermometers in your refrigerator and freezer to monitor food temperature; and
• Get battery back-up for medical or assistive devices that require power.
During a power outage, it is important to remember:
• Use only flashlights or emergency lighting, NEVER use candles due to fire hazard;
• Conserve your cell phone battery, only use your phone for life-threatening situations;
• Put on layers of warm clothing; and
• Don't use your oven as a heating source.