How to Prepare for a Power Outage
At any time your residency can experience widespread power outages due to wind and storm effects. Do you have a plan for a power outage at your home? Getting prepared now, before one happens, will make any future outage more manageable and ultimately safer. Beyond the annoyance of not being able to check Facebook or take a hot shower, a power outage can present safety issues. Food can go bad, certain medical facilities or devices may not be in operation, and water can become tainted. Use these helpful tips to prepare yourself:
- Create a list of every vital power-using item in your home. Things like your refrigerator should be on this list, where something like video games should not. Stock batteries for items that can use them.
- If you are on a medication that needs to be refrigerated, make sure that it maintains the proper temperature after the power goes out.
- Do your best to keep any refrigerators/freezers closed until power is restored. Stock non-perishable food and water to consume in the meantime. Check food temperatures to make sure no food has spoiled.
- If you have access to a generator, remember to operate it a safe distance from your home to avoid inhaling fumes.
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Call SERVPRO of Mount Ephraim/Bellmawr at (856) 349-7318 in the event that you suffer any damage to your home or business as a result of a weather event. We provide around-the-clock response for emergency storm damage remediation.