Prepare for storms and possible outages:
We work hard to provide the most reliable service possible. Rest assured, if the power is out, we are on it! However, sometimes it can take an extended time to restore services. When a storm leads to an outage, we want you to be prepared. Have essential items ready for you and your family in the event of a prolonged outage.
In preparing for a storm, be sure to:
- Consider special needs or medical issues in your household; have an ample supply of all medications.
- Have a supply of non-perishable food, as well as plenty of drinking water and a first-aid kit.
- Prepare for weather events year round by keeping a checklist of items to have on hand. Have as many of these essentials at the ready and in one place in case a storm event happens without much warning.
- As the winter months approach, prepare your home with proper insulation, caulking and weather stripping. Learn how to keep pipes from freezing. Install smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors with battery backups and test them to make sure they work.
If you do travel and drive into extreme conditions, do not leave your car to look for help. Your car should also be equipped with several items during colder months, such as a first-aid kit, portable car charger and batteries, blankets, water, snack food, a windshield scraper, extra hats, coats and mittens or gloves; tire chains; canned and compressed air with sealant for emergency tire repair; booster cables; emergency flares; and road salt and sand for traction.