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Saturday, July 8, 2017

Summer Power Outage Preparedness

Summer Power Outage Preparedness
Beat the heat during the summer months and take steps to prepare for extreme heat. Summertime heatwaves often cause power outages that can affect your neighborhood.

Learning to prepare for power outages this summer is easy and the Ready Campaign offers the following tips:
  • Make sure you have alternative charging methods for your phone or any device that requires power.
  • Learn about the emergency plans in your area and visit your State’s website to locate the closest cooling center.
  • Build or restock your emergency preparedness kit, and include food, water, prescription medicines, flashlight, batteries, hearing aid batteries, cash, copies of important financial documents, and first aid supplies.
  • Be prepared to stay cool if the power is off for a long time by going to a movie theater, shopping mall, or library that has air conditioning.

For more information on these and other tips regarding preparing for power outages this summer, visit www.ready.gov/power-outages

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