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NOTICE: In our ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Commission continues to offer Commission meetings via livestream, teleconferencing and videoconferencing. Read details about our COVID precautions here.

Power Outage Preparedness

There are steps you can take to prepare prepare for a power outage.

Have an emergency kit: Ready.gov has a complete checklist

  • Flashlight with extra batteries (fully charge if integrated battery)
  • Emergency Radio that is battery-operated or wind up charging
  • First-aid kit and extra medicine.
  • Medicines and basic health supplies.

Fully charge your cell phones and emergency equipment.

Protect your family from carbon monoxide (CO).

  • NEVER use grills, camp stoves, or generators inside of your home or garage. 
  • Locate generators at least 20 feet from the house.
  • Leave your home immediately if the CO detector sounds, and call 911.

Generators should only be connected to home circuit box by a licensed electrician. 

Stock food that needs no cooking or refrigeration and water stored in clean containers. 

Last Modified on Jun 15, 2021
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