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Power Failure

In case of an unexpected Power Failure or Blackout:

  • Only use a flashlight for emergency lighting. 
  • Never use candles.
  • Turn off electrical equipment you were using when the power went out.
  • Avoid opening the refrigerator and freezer.
  • Do not run a generator inside a home or garage.
  • If you use a generator, connect the equipment you want to power directly to the outlets on the generator.
  • Do not connect a generator to a home's electrical system.
  • Listen to local radio and television for updated information.

Recommended Equipment List

  • Flashlight
  • Batteries
  • Portable radio
  • At least one gallon of water.
  • A small supply of food.
  • Due to the extreme risk of fire, do not use candles during a power outage.