Winter Storm Safety Tips

Winter Storm Safety

Your generator will give you peace of mind, security and help you protect the things that matter most during a storm! It may be a good idea, however, to have the items listed below on hand or remind family and friends that do not have back up power of the follwing:

  • Have a battery-powered radio or TV available;
  • Have flashlights and extra batteries readily accessible for all family members;
  • Have a supply of canned food with a manual can opener available and other non-perishable foods;
  • If you have an electric water pump, keep spare containers of water for cooking and washing;
  • Keep reserve of bottled water;
  • Keep a non-electronic phone in your home – phone lines often remain operational even during power outages;
  • If you decide to use a standby generator, have it installed by a licensed electrician and never operate it inside your garage or home;
  • Make arrangements now for elderly and others with special needs such as those who depend on electrical life support;
  • Keep an adequate supply of necessary medication.