Preparing for a Blackout
Storms are extremely unpredictable. The conditions created by thunderstorms or tornadoes, such as damaging winds, can result in loss of power for your property. It is important to prepare for the possibility of a power outage before it occurs to ensure safety for both you and your property.
Preparation Strategies for a Power Outage
Take inventory of the items you need that rely on electricity. Ensure that these items are connected to a source of power, such as a generator, to guarantee that they will be in working condition if the power were to go out.
Sign up for local alerts and warning systems. If bad weather is on the way, you can already be a step or two ahead of the game and enact these practices sooner rather than later.
Review the supplies that you have handy in case of a power outage. Have flashlights with extra batteries and ensure you have nonperishable food and water.
Be sure to read and follow all manufacturer directions if using a generator for electricity. It is imperative that your generator is properly set up. If the power goes out and the generator fails, you're in for more issues.
Install carbon monoxide and smoke detector with battery backup in central locations on all levels of the property.
As with tornado and flood preparation, power outage preparation is essential to take care of your property. If recent storms have caused damage to your home or business, the experts at SERVPRO of Shakopee/Savage/Prior Lake are Here to Help. Call us at 952-403-1050 - We're Faster to Any Size Disaster.