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:
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