Weathering The Storm

  • Keep your phone charged and consider getting an external battery.
  • Prepare an emergency kit and create a family communication plan.
  • If someone in your home uses a life-sustaining medical device that requires electricity, alert your electric cooperative now. Plan to have a battery or emergency generation on hand before an outage occurs.
  • Use flashlights, not candles, to inspect your home during a power outage to prevent fire risks.
  • Don't touch or drive over downed power lines or anything in contact with them. Call 911, as they could still be energized.
  • If a power line falls on your vehicle, stay inside, call 911, and exit only if your life is in immediate danger. Then, jump clear of your vehicle being certain to never touch the vehicle and the ground at the same time; then shuffle away keeping your feet together at all times.