Severe winter weather can cause power outages. We provide you with prevention measures and what to do if you lose power during a storm.
Winter weather can bring snow storms and strong winds, which may end in power outages or shutdowns. So you need to know what to do to be prepared when that happens.
For starters, it’s important to follow weather forecasts and emergency alerts By means of National Meteorological Service (NWS) or mobile applications. It is very useful to prepare for any bad situation.
The entity recommends preparing with the following items:
- Flashlight and extra batteries
- Portable radio with batteries to receive emergency information
- Additional foods and water, such as dried fruit, nuts, granola bars, and other foods that do not require cooking or refrigeration.
- Baby supplies like diapers and formula
- First aid supplies
- Fuel heating
- Emergency heat source: fireplace, wood stove, or adequately ventilated space heater
- Fire extinguisher and functional smoke alarm
- More food and warm shelter for pets
- Generator outside
What to do if there is no electricity in a snow storm?
During storms that can cause power outages, this is important Disconnect electronic devices and appliances to avoid accidents. Also, due to the decrease in temperature due to the lack of electricity, It is important to make sure all exterior doors are closed. using black towels or blankets to block drafts from entering cracks in
If you have a generator, avoid the danger of carbon monoxide. Generators should be away from doors, windows and vents which can allow carbon monoxide to enter the interior. If possible, install carbon monoxide alarms.
Regarding communication, limit non-emergency phone calls and texting is best to keep the phone lines open. This is very useful there is a portable battery with 100% charge, to charge the cell phone when there is no power supply.