Please report outages by calling 1-800-234-7832 or by visiting the Outage Center.
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
- Can opener (non-electric)
- Disposable plates and eating utensils
- Emergency cooking facilities
- Baby food, diapers, and formula
- Portable cooler
- Extra blankets or sleeping bags
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.