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Be Prepared: Power Outage Safety Checklist

We’ve put together a little power outage safety checklist for you.

The American Red Cross recommends being ahead of the game.

– Prepare in advance.

– Use flash lights when it’s dark and avoid candles.

– Avoid unnecessary travel, because traffic lights may be out.

– If you have a generator, make sure you understand the risks of carbon monoxide poisoning and how to safely use the generator.

– Keep your fridge and freezer closed as much as you can to keep the cold air in and your food fresh.

– Turn off and unplug all unnecessary electrical equipment, because when the power comes back on, surges and spikes can damage it.

– Finally, leave one light turned on, so you know when the power comes back on.

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