Stay Safe During Black Outs

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Power interruptions happen even in the most modern cities. It is important for every household to observe safety measures during power interruptions to avoid accidents.

In its official website Kohler Generators issued some safety tips for safety during power interruptions specifically during the winter season. Builders and Contractors 

“Power Outage Safety Tips: (1) Turn off major appliances such as water heaters, stoves and air conditioning units. Unplug other appliances such as TVs, stereos, microwaves and computers. This will prevent damage to appliances and possible overloads to the system when power is restored; (2)  Leave one light on so you will be able to see when power is restored to your home; (3) Have a battery-operated or weather radio, multiple flashlights and a battery-operated clock and fan, along with extra batteries.”

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The Commonwealth of Massachusetts also cascaded safety information to its constituents so that they could stay safe during power interruptions. Electricians     

“During a Power Outage: (1) Stay away from downed utility wires. Always assume a downed power line is live; (2) If a traffic light is out, treat the intersection as a four-way stop; (3)Take recommended safety precautions when using space heaters, a fireplace, or a woodstove to heat your home. Keep a fire extinguisher handy.”

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And while possible electrical shock and problems with appliances are major concerns during power outages, frozen and refrigerated food should also be something that households should pa attention to.

In its website, The University of Oklahoma shared some tips on handling frozen food during power interruptions plus other safety tips.

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Power outages can be dangerous if you don’t follow safety precautions. The Red Cross suggests: (1) Keep refrigerator and freezer doors closed as much as possible. Food generally will last inside these unpowered appliances for four hours; (2) Unplug electronics and other electrical equipment. This will protect the equipment against electrical surges when power returns. (3)  Keep one light plugged in and turned on so you can see when power is restored.

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Power interruptions should never be shrugged off, as safety precautions are important to remain safe from accidents.

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