Power Outages – What to do when the lights go out

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Extended power outages may impact the whole community and the economy. A power outage is when the electrical power goes out unexpectedly. A power outage may: Disrupt communications, water, and transportation.Close retail businesses, grocery stores, gas stations, ATMs, banks, and other services.Cause food spoilage and water contamination.Prevent use of medical devices. PROTECT YOURSELF DURING A POWER OUTAGE: Keep freezers and refrigerators closed.Only use generators outdoors and awa...