Losing power can occur during severe thunderstorms, extreme weather brought on by hurricanes, and even winter weather like ice storms. While the time of year and temperature outside may impact the ways you keep yourself, your loved ones, and your home safe, review the common tips for what to do in the event you lose power below.
- Use flashlights, not candles. Have extra batteries on hand.
- Don’t burn anything in a fireplace that isn’t meant to be used inside and would create hazardous fumes.
- If you use a generator, don’t use it in an enclosed space and make sure you have a working carbon
monoxide detector. Carbon Dioxide gas has no odor, color or taste, but is deadly.