Take Practical Steps to Keep You and Your Loved Ones Safe During A Power Outage
• Unplug major appliances to protect them from a power surge when power comes back on.
• Leave a light turned on so you know when power is restored.
• Refuel heaters, lamps, and generators outside, and stay away from any flames or sparks. Wipe up fuel spills immediately.
• Contact Power Company if you are using a generator on your house or business circuits—this protects you and the line workers as they work to restore power. Be safe with backup generators.
• Never operate lanterns, heaters, or fuel-fired stoves without proper ventilation.
• Never burn charcoal indoors. It releases poisonous carbon monoxide.
• Avoid downed power lines or sparking equipment.
• Never remove debris that’s within 10 feet of a power line.
• Prevent children from carrying candles or oil lamps.