Preparing for Power Outages
- Have battery-operated flashlights and radios with fresh batteries ready. Listen for updates on storm conditions and power outages.
- If you have a telephone system that requires electricity to work (such as a cordless phone or answering machine), plan for alternate communication - have a standard telephone handset, cellular telephone or pager ready as a back-up.
- Freeze plastic containers filled with water to make blocks of ice that can be placed in your refrigerator/freezer during an outage to prevent foods from spoiling.