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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:

  1. Stay indoors: If possible, stay indoors and away from windows to avoid any potential hazards caused by the storm.

  2. Unplug appliances: To protect your appliances and electronics from potential power surges, unplug them or turn off the circuit breaker.

  3. Use flashlights and battery-operated lights: Avoid using candles, as they can be a fire hazard.

  4. Keep your phone charged: Keep your phone charged in case you need to make emergency calls.

  5. Stay informed: Listen to the radio or check local news sources for updates on the storm and the status of the power outage.

  6. Keep refrigerated food cold: If the power outage is prolonged, you can keep food cold by placing it in a cooler with ice.

  7. Be prepared: Have an emergency kit ready that includes a flashlight, batteries, water, and non-perishable food.

  8. 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.

  9. Check on neighbors and elderly: Make sure everyone you know is safe and has what they need.

  10. 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 .

From your friendly neighborhood inspector


HOMEFRONT INSPECTION SERVICES


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