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Outage Preparation

As with any storm, whether it’s an ice storm or a hurricane, it’s a good idea to be prepared for potential outages. Store your outage preparedness kit in a designated place so it is easy to find should the need arise.

Outage Preparedness Kit

  • Canned or packaged foods, powered milk and beverages, dry cereal, canned tuna fish, peanut butter,
    crackers, etc. (at least a three-day non-perishable food supply)
  • Water (for drinking purposes, one gallon per person per day; fill bathtub and other containers)
  • First Aid Kit
  • Water purification tablets (can be purchased at your local pharmacy)
  • Bleach (without lemon or any other additives)
  • Extra prescription medicine and/or medical supplies
  • Candles, matches, and lantern
  • Fuel (be sure to fill up your car’s gas tank when storm warnings are set)
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Battery-operated radio
  • Flashlights and extra batteries
  • Toiletries
  • Can opener (non-electric)
  • Disposable plates and eating utensils
  • Emergency cooking facilities
  • Baby food, diapers, and formula
  • Portable cooler
  • Extra blankets or sleeping bags


Generator Safety


Generators can be wonderful to have in the event of a power outage. However, they can produce enough power to cause injury, death, or property damage when used incorrectly. When using a generator, there are a few things to keep in mind to ensure the safety of you, your family, and your Electric Cooperative's personnel. View the Generator Safety article for more information.