Recent extreme winter storms in the U.S. have left several East coast cities among dangerous utility outages. Beyond the initial inconvenience, loss of electricity, gas, and water can be life threatening. It’s critical to know how to prepare and stay safe in the event of a utility outage. So… start with these checklist items:
- Write down important phone numbers and power company details.
- Locate and label your utility shutoff switches and valves .
- Have your 72-hour emergency preparedness kit ready to go.
These small steps taken now to prepare will pay off with big dividends later.