Tips for when you have a power outage

  • Avoid opening the refrigerator and freezer doors. A full, unopened freezer should keep food frozen up to 48 hours. Food should stay cold in an unopened refrigerator for 24 hours.
  • Disconnect appliances that would go on automatically when power is restored or that may become damaged due to voltage irregularities. These appliances include computers, VCRs, televisions, stereos, and answering machines.
  • Candles can be fire hazards. Never place them near flammable materials and never leave them unattended.