How to Prepare for a Power Outage

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Experiencing a power outage is not normally on the forefront of our minds, but it’s necessary to be prepared for the unexpected. Gas Fridge offers these ways to protect your home and family in the event of a power outage. Your emergency plan should include a list of important phone numbers and a first-aid kit. Keep an ample supply of food and water to sustain you until power is restored. To help pass the time more comfortably, have some books and board games in your emergency kit as well.

Family Emergency Plan: Sit down with your family and draw out a plan of what each person should do in the event of an emergency. Assign who is responsible for getting flashlights, walkie-talkies, and decide how you will communicate if you are without internet or phone service. Locate places that might serve as an emergency shelter and plan a route ahead of time.

Emergency Contacts: It’s always helpful to have a list of important phone numbers easily accessible, and even more so during an outage. The list should consist of police, fire department, doctor and hospital phone numbers as well as emergency numbers for your local power company. Contact numbers for other agencies, such as your local Red Cross, should also be included.

Weather Radio: Staying aware of weather conditions in storm situations is important. A battery-operated or hand-crank radio is your best option since cell service and internet connections may be lost.

Water: A general rule of thumb is to have on hand one gallon of water per person per day. During emergencies, the Centers for Disease Control suggests individuals should drink at least two quarts of water per day.

Food Supply: With a loss of electrical power, refrigerated and frozen foods are at risk. Having a spare propane-fueled refrigerator is a great backup plan for emergency situations. Propane refrigerators are quiet and dependable. Propane fuel is portable, readily available and has an indefinite shelf life when stored properly.

Gas Fridge can help you prepare so that your family is safe and comfortable in the event of a power outage. To learn more about the features of a propane refrigerator and make it part of your emergency preparedness plan, contact Gas Fridge today at 928-636-6674