Power Outage Tips

By Eliza, July 23, 2010, Energy Efficiency, Hurricane Prep

No matter what time of the year it is, it’s important to know that a power outage can occur at any time so homeowners need to be prepared. Here are some helpful tips that will let the outage be a smooth one:

  • Be familiar with where the circuit breakers are located in your household. Know how to check if the circuit blew or if the switch tripped.
  • Have flashlights with batteries located in the house and at a location that everyone can get to.
  • Purchase a battery-powered radio or TV to be able to listen and watch to news announcements to be aware of the situation.
  • Have the emergency numbers for the utilitie providers handy in case you need to make a call.
  • To store medications that need to stay cold, have an ice chest or freeze bags in prepared your freezer.
  • Always keep a first aid kit handy in case of any injuries.

Summer time usually brings some pretty strong weather to certain states. If you live in an area that gets hit with strong storms and unruly weather, it’s important to stay safe and be prepared in case of a power outage.

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