10 ways to stay safe at home during a storm power outage
During a power outage in a rainstorm, there are several things you can do to stay safe:
Stay indoors: If possible, stay indoors and away from windows to avoid any potential hazards caused by the storm.
Unplug appliances: To protect your appliances and electronics from potential power surges, unplug them or turn off the circuit breaker.
Use flashlights and battery-operated lights: Avoid using candles, as they can be a fire hazard.
Keep your phone charged: Keep your phone charged in case you need to make emergency calls.
Stay informed: Listen to the radio or check local news sources for updates on the storm and the status of the power outage.
Keep refrigerated food cold: If the power outage is prolonged, you can keep food cold by placing it in a cooler with ice.
Be prepared: Have an emergency kit ready that includes a flashlight, batteries, water, and non-perishable food.
Be careful with your generator: If you are using a generator, be sure to use it in a well-ventilated area, as generators can produce deadly carbon monoxide.
Check on neighbors and elderly: Make sure everyone you know is safe and has what they need.
Call the power company: If you see any power lines down or any other safety hazards, call the power company immediately.
As always, during an emergency please call emergency services .
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