Be Prepared for Seasonal Storms


We work hard to keep the power flowing, but sometimes Mother Nature has other ideas. You might consider having the following supplies handy in case of an outage or emergency:

  • A flashlight with a supply of fresh batteries
  • A portable, battery-powered radio so you can keep up with news
  • A telephone that does not depend on electricity. Cordless phones will not function during an outage
  • A supply of easy-to-prepare, nonperishable foods. This includes packaged snacks, fruits and bottled water and juices
  • A wind-up or battery-operated clock
  • A first aid kit
  • A manual can opener
  • Plenty of candles, minimum four to five dozen
  • Candlestick holders
  • Matches and disposable lighters
  • Extra batteries in a variety of sizes and types
  • Battery-powered space heaters or a portable kerosene space heater with ample backup fuel
  • Canned goods and dry food mixes
  • Paper plates, cups, and plastic utensils
  • Water repellent tarps, in case frozen pipes require quick work to stop an inside leak
  • Extra blankets
  • Fire extinguisher (candles and portable space heaters can increase fire risk)