You don't have to wait until bad weather is imminent to prepare for a power outage. Take some time to get organized with these tips.
If you're concerned a power outage might happen — for instance, inclement weather is moving quickly into your area — here are some quick preparations you can take care of:
These tips can help make you and your family safer and more comfortable once you’re in blackout mode.
Power has been restored — now what? Here’s how to help get back to normal after a power outage.
The National Center for Home Food Preservation suggests turning your fridge and freezer to the coldest settings to help keep food cold for as long as possible.
This can help prevent surges or spikes when the power comes back on, says Scott C. Somers, Ph.D., a member of the American Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council and the Preparedness Subcouncil.
This can alert you when the power does come back on, says Scott C. Somers, Ph.D., a member of the American Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council and the Preparedness Subcouncil.