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Next Power Outage

Many Causes of

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. 

A Power Outage Will Happen Eventually

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.

Prepare Your Family for a Power Outage

Create a Family Plan for Power Outages

  • Determine what to do and where to go if a power outage occurs while you're at home, work, school, or outdoors.
  • Assign a designated place just outside your home and in your neighborhood to meet up with family if you become separated.
  • Have a designated friend or family member, who lives outside your area, to contact if separated.

Consider Power Outage Likelihood and Severity

  • A storm watch means severe weather is possible soon. A warning means a storm has been spotted.
  • Plan ahead for an extended outage— have coolers for food, prepare pipes, and gather batteries, pet food, and water. 

Inspect and Prepare Home and Property

  • Move small items such as lawn chairs that could be picked up by wind indoors.
  • Clear out downspouts, window wells, gutters, and stairwells to prevent flooding.
  • Reinforce windows and doors, and trim weak tree branches.

Obtain Backup Power

  • Flashlights and candles cannot power appliances or HVAC units, making them insufficient.
  • Permanently installed generators are better at providing backup power during an outage than portable generators.
  • Contact Generac's support team to help determine what product you need to best prepare you for an outage.

Download our Power Outage Preparedness Checklist 

Prepare for the Next Power Outage

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