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Storm season brings extra dangers that everyone should be prepared for. Stay informed by checking the weather forecast in your area throughout the day. You won’t have to worry about being caught off-guard should severe weather hit. Knowing what to do and when to do it can keep you and your family safe.
This collection of weather-ready tips will help you be prepared before, during and after the storm.
Build an emergency kit. Store these supplies in sturdy, easy-to-carry containers, such as backpacks or duffle bags. Keep important family documents in a waterproof container. Keep a smaller kit in the trunk of your car.
Planned or unexpected, a power outage it can last for days or longer and may impact every-day needs like lighting, heating, cooling, communication, food and medicine refrigeration, cooking and medical equipment. Plan now to have what you need and to know how to stay safe.
Let’s get weather-ready. Being prepared ahead of the storm is the first step to keeping your home and family safe.
The American Red Cross has more Winter Storm Safety Tips.
The American Red Cross has more Ice and Winter Storm Safety Tips.
The American Red Cross has more Summer Severe Weather Safety Tips.
The American Red Cross has more Lightening Safety Tips.
The American Red Cross has more Tornado Safety Tips.
The American Red Cross has more Excessive Heat Safety Tips.
When the rain or snow is falling and the wind is howling, we might lose power in our homes. If a storm knocks out electricity, here are a few tips to stay safe:
Stay alert for hazards after the storm passes. When it’s safe, check for damage around your home. Look up for hanging tree limbs, ice or other objects that can fall.
Always remember this life-saving rule: Keep you and your loved ones away from standing water near wires and appliances. And remember to stay away from downed power lines!
Repairs to some parts of your home's electrical system are your responsibility. For your safety, I&M cannot restore power to damaged equipment. If your home's electrical system has been damaged, here's what you need to know before we can safely restore your power.
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