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Many storms and outdoor incidents can cause a power outage. From hurricanes and thunderstorms to ice and even vehicle collisions, many events can affect your electricity.
It doesn’t matter whether you live on the coast or inland, in a rural area or the city. A power outage will happen eventually. The question is: What will you do when it does? There are steps you can take to not only be ready, but also comfortable.
Any type of storm can easily cause a power outage. This includes hurricanes, tornadoes, thunderstorms, earthquakes, and high winds. Aside from time sensitive warnings, you have little control over incoming severe weather.
Many people think power outages only occur in the warmer months. However, winter snowstorms also put your electricity at risk. Cold temperatures, animals seeking shelter, ice, snow, and wind can all damage power lines.
It’s a mild, sunny day. You’re relaxing at home when suddenly the power goes out. What happened? A vehicle may have collided with a utility pole, knocking out power in your neighborhood. Crews must then get to work on restoring power in the outage area as soon as possible.
Create a Family Plan for Power Outages
Consider Outage Likelihood and Severity
Inspect and Prepare Home and Property
Obtain Backup Power
Download our Power Outage Preparedness Checklist
Explore our generator products. Decide if you’re ready to take the next step towards having backup power readily available.