Severe weather can also include extreme heat. When temperatures rise the amount of power consumed to keep us cool in our homes also rises. This can put a strain on the power grid and may result in short term or long-term power outages. Remember, it may be dark when you lose power.
Be Prepared for a Power Outage:
1. Keep Basic Supplies on Hand
~Flashlight, Batteries, Canned Foods, Manual Can Opener, Bottled Water, Cooler
2. Location of your Supplies
~Know where your supplies are.
~Flashlight location should be easily accessible and on each level of your home.
3. Do’s and Don’ts
~Do call and notify the power company of the outage and possible recovery time.
~Do remember you can use your vehicle for a power source to charge your cell phone.
~Do not open your refrigerator or freezer if possible.
~Do not leave any candles or open flames unattended.
These simple tips can help keep your family prepared when the power is out.