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Power Outage Tips

It’s always a good idea to have an emergency kit handy in case of power outages or other issues — especially with the threat of stormy weather in fall and winter. See recommendations from the American Red Cross below.

Emergency kit basics
*Water (one gallon per person, per day; keep a two-week supply at home)
*Food (non-perishable, easy-to-prepare items; two week supply at home)
*Flashlight and battery-powered radio, along with extra batteries
*First-aid kit, toiletries, medications and medical items
*Multi-purpose tool
*Copies of personal documents, along with family and emergency contact information
*Extra cash, clothing and blankets
*Cell phones and chargers
*Maps of the area