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Winter Safety Tips

Updated: May 28, 2020

Top Safety Tips for a Power Outage

  • Only use a flashlight for emergency lighting. Never use candles!

  • Turn off most electrical equipment you were using when the power went out, especially space heaters and the stove.

  • Leave on a couple of lights so you know when the power comes back on.

  • Avoid opening the refrigerator and freezer.

  • Do not run a generator inside a home or garage.

  • If you use a generator, connect the equipment you want to power directly to the outlets on the generator. Do not connect a generator to a home's electrical system.

  • Listen to local radio and television for updated information.

Create a Snowstorm Emergency Kit

A well-stocked family emergency kit can help you weather a winter storm. Your emergency kit should include:

  • Blankets

  • Flashlight and battery-operated headlamps

  • Matches or lighter

  • 3 day supply of bottled water for the family

  • 3 day supply of non-perishable food, can opener, paper plates and utensils

  • First aid kit

  • Battery-powered or hand-crank radio for weather alerts

  • Portable power pack (for cell phones or laptops)

Info Submitted By:

Kitsap County Dept of Emergency Management


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