Have a Power Outage
Power outages can
occur for many reasons. Some are short-lived and others can last several
days. Here are a few suggestions to print and refer to if you lose your
Check to see if you have a
blown fuse or tripped circuit breaker. If those are ok, call your electric
company to report the outage.
off or unplug any sensitive electrical equipment such as TVs and computers.
off your electric stove and oven, heat pump, air-conditioners, furnace,
clothes washer, and clothes dryer. Unplug clothes irons, curling irons, hair
dryers, and other heat producing appliances.
Leave on one electric light
so youll know when the power is back on.
Keep all refrigerators and
freezers closed as long as possible without opening them to keep food cold
and prevent spoilage.
If it is
very cold outside, set an inside faucet to a trickle to help prevent pipes
Surge suppressors for sensitive or important electric
Check on neighbors who may be
elderly or in need of help.