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Storm Preparedness

LightningThings to do before a storm:

  • Store away some bottled water. This will be handy if you are on a well that runs off your electric service.
  • Keep on hand extra flashlights and a battery-powered radio. Also store some extra batteries for the radio and flashlights. Candles are another item to have on hand.
  • Have a good supply of nonperishable food, such as canned goods, powdered milk, dry cereal, and dried fruits.
  • Plan for an alternate place to stay. Perhaps there is a relative or friend that may not be affected by a storm the way you would be.
  • If you think you might ride out the storm, store away some blankets in case your heat is not working during the outage.

Things to do during a storm:

  • Keep the refrigerator and freezer doors closed while the power is out. The food in your freezer will stay frozen 24 hours if the door remains closed.
  • If you see fallen power lines or poles, stay away from them. Let the professional crews from the Co-op repair them.
  • Call the Co-op to report your outage. Don't assume someone else will call.
  • Once you have called, don't call to report the outage again. This will tie up the phone lines and may block someone from getting through.
  • If you can go to a friend's or relative's home that has power, go.

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