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Power Outage Safety (Part 2): During and After the Storm

6/7/2019 (Permalink)

What to do when the lights (and every other electrical device in your home!) go out.

When a storm has caused a power outage, stay safe by following these tips.

During

  • Keep freezers and refrigerators closed. Your refrigerator will keep food cold for about four hours; a full freezer will hold its temperature for about 48 hours. Use coolers with ice if necessary. Monitor temperatures with a thermometer.
  • Use food supplies that don’t require refrigeration.
  • Avoid carbon monoxide poisoning. Use generators, camp stoves or charcoal grills outdoors and at least 20 feet away from windows. Never use a gas stovetop or oven to heat your home.
  • Check on your neighbors. Older adults and young children are especially vulnerable to extreme temperatures.
  • Go to a community location with power if heat or cold is extreme.
  • Disconnect appliances, equipment or electronics. When power returns, momentary surges can cause damage.

When you have suffered damage from a storm at your home or business, call SERVPRO of Glastonbury/Wethersfield today at 860.633.8791

After

  • Throw away any food that has been exposed to temperatures 40 degrees or higher for two hours or more, or that has an unusual odor, color or texture.
  • If the power is out for more than a day, discard any medication that should be refrigerated, unless the drug’s label says otherwise.

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