Outage Safety & Preparation

Plan ahead for outages:

Before a Storm

  • Check websites like Ready.gov.
  • Protect sensitive electronics with surge protectors or unplug them.
  • Make sure portable generators are fueled and know how to connect and use it safely.
  • In winter, be ready with snow removal equipment, rock salt to melt ice, and sand to improve traction.
  • If severe weather is expected, turn off major appliances like heat pumps and water heaters.

During a Storm

  • Always report power outages! We don't know your power is out unless you tell us.
  • Leave a lamp or light on so you'll know when power is restored.

After a Storm