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Preparing for a power outage

6/8/2022 (Permalink)

Dark room, with slight light gleaming through window during power outage. Power outage leaving home pitch dark with only outdoor sunlight gleaming through window.

One of the things we dread the most with the winter time is the high winds that can cause power outages. Let's go over some helpful tips that could come in handy during an outage.

  • Create a family emergency plan (this tells you what each family member is in charge of during the emergency.
  • Have an emergency contact list prepared ahead of time
  • Get a functional weather radio 
  • Keep your cell phone charged
  • Disconnect all surge-prone devices, or surge protectors for those devices. 
  • Purchase extra batteries
  • If you own a house think about purchasing a home generator and learn to use it.
  • Know how to manually release your garage door
  • Keep an emergency kit with necessary items. (Flashlight, First aid kit, batteries, masks, etc.)
  • Keep fridge and freezer doors shut
  • Fill your cars gas tank 
  • Think of places you could go to stay warm
  • Come up with activities to keep your family calm and distracted

These are some simple things that could help you be a little more prepared for an outage. 

Stay safe and stay informed, SERVPRO of Tacoma will be there for you after the storm. 

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