Tips to prepare for an outage

flashlight

Here are some things you can do before an outage occurs to make it easier for you and your family to get through the outage.

  • Prepare an outage kit that includes flashlights, battery-powered or wind-up alarm clock, battery-powered radio, extra batteries, a manual can opener and first-aid kit.
  • Know the location of your home’s fuse box or circuit box.
  • Cordless phones don’t work if the power is out. Have a standard phone or cell phone as a backup.
  • Automatic garage door openers don’t work if the power is out. Check the instruction booklet for manual override.