Severe weather can cause you and your family without power for hours, days, or even weeks. Households should be prepared for these eventualities with a storm safety kit, including food, water, first-aid, flashlight, batteries and much more. Also, the public should follow precautionary guidelines for to stay safe. Power lines that are down may still be active so they should be avoided. Also, if a basement is flooded above the electrical outlets, it’s important to stay out since the water may electrify you. By following a few simple steps, you’ll be able to weather the storm and the power outages that may result.
- Storms can be even more dangerous if they cause power lines to go down.
- Here are some tips to stay safe if a storm has caused a power outage in your area.
- You should stay away from downed lines, keep electronics away from water, and more.
“Do not use water-damaged electric appliances, electronics and other items before having them inspected and properly restored. Electric motors in appliances should be cleaned and reconditioned before use. It may be necessary to replace some appliances and electronics.”