Things To Know When The Power Goes Out

by The Editors on September 8, 2011

The Centers for Disease Control has an amazingly informative page on their site titled: What You Need to Know When the Power Goes Out Unexpectedly. Here are the highlights:

— To prevent carbon monoxide poisoning, use generators, pressure washers, grills, and similar items outdoors only.

— If the power is out longer than two hours, throw away food that has a temperature higher than 40°F.

— Check with local authorities to be sure your water is safe.

— In hot weather, stay cool and drink plenty of fluids to prevent heat-related illness.

— Wear layers of clothing, which help to keep in body heat.

— Avoid power lines and use electric tools and appliances safely to prevent electrical shock.

For more detailed information, please click the link.

[Link: CDC]

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Aaron October 2, 2011 at 3:13 pm

It also appeared that too many drivers needed a reminder to treat all intersections with flashing red lights or inoperable lights as a four way stop. There is never an appropriate time to drive distracted and during a power outage is no exception!

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