Do you know what to do in the event of a major power outage?
Follow these steps to protect yourself and your family before, during and after a blackout:
Make sure your flashlights and radios have working batteries.
Keep mobile devices charged.
Assemble an emergency kit with warm or dry clothing and medications.
Always have emergency cash on hand.
Make sure your family knows where to take cover in the event of a weather disaster.
Check on neighbors, family and seniors.
Only use generators in open areas away from windows and doors to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning.
If the power was out for an extensive period of time, throw away unsafe food.
Replenish any dead radio and flash light batteries.
Adapted from Ready.gov.