Preparing for an Outage

We hope you never have to experience a power outage, however, the following information will help you and your family cope with an outage if one should occur.

Keep a Power Outage Kit on hand and be sure all family members know of its location. A Power Outage Kit should include items such as the following:

  • Matches
  • Candles
  • Portable radio
  • Flashlight with fresh batteries
  • Non-perishable food that needs little to no cooking
  • Manual can opener
  • Baby supplies for infants
  • Bottled water
  • First-aid kit
  • Personal hygiene, sanitary supplies
  • Pet supplies
  • Playing cards, games, and books for entertainment

Medical Necessity

Outages can be life-threatening to anyone on life support equipment such as a respirator or infant heart monitor. Therefore, notify us NOW - don't wait until an outage occurs. If any member of your family is on a life-support system, please supply us with a written statement from a medical physician so we can place the address on a priority service list. Backup power supply should be readily available, as you may not be the first to have power restored.