Preparing for Outages
Make a safety kit.
these supplies and put them somewhere that's easy to find in the dark:
Extra batteries for flashlights and radio
A 3-day supply of nonperishable food and water for everyone in your household
Manual can opener
Blankets and warm sweaters
Extra cash (in case local ATMs are down)
Corded phone (cordless phones do not work during outages)
Outage Safety Checklist. Click
here to open up a printable PDF version of the checklist.
Plan ahead with your family.
Make sure everyone in your family
knows where the safety kit is stored. Review with children what to do if an
outage happens while they are with a sitter or home alone.
Make arrangements for medical equipment.
If you or someone in your
care has a condition that requires continuous or special medication or life
support systems, or if your medications require constant refrigeration,
contact your doctor about how to prepare for power outages.
Flashlights and emergency supplies will make it easier to cope in a power
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