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Preparing Your Home

Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late

Planning and preparing ahead is one of the best ways to keep your home and family safe during an emergency. You should plan ahead for a power outage in the same way that you’d prepare for any emergency.

  • Create an emergency supplies kit and keep it in an easy to access location known to all family members.
  • Check batteries twice a year.
  • Use surge protectors to protect sensitive electronic equipment.
  • Have a list of emergency contact numbers handy.
  • Ensure that you have at least one cell phone or non-cordless telephone.
  • Learn how to keep safe in an emergency.
  • Have your trees properly trimmed.
When Severe Weather is Approaching:

  • Check your emergency supplies kit and replenish as needed.
  • Refill prescriptions.
  • Fill your vehicle’s gas tank.
  • Turn off and unplug unnecessary electrical equipment in case of a power surge.
  • Obtain a cash reserve (ATMs and banks require electricity to operate).
  • Secure outdoor furniture and equipment, windows, and doors.
  • Park vehicles in protected areas, if available.
  • Keep your fridge and freezer doors shut as much as possible.
  • Develop a plan for emergencies that accommodates infants, the elderly and family members with special needs. This may include making special arrangements for spending time with a friend or relative or using a back-up power supply.
  • You’ll want to include any special items, such as formula, diapers, incontinence supplies, and medication in your emergency kit.
  • Ask your doctor how to properly store medication that you would normally keep refrigerated when the power is out.