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  • Other Hazards

    Power Outages – Power outages can occur for a variety of reasons including damage to power lines or overloading of electricity mains.  If the power goes out unexpectedly, here are some things you need to know:

    • To prevent carbon monoxide poisoning, use generators, pressure washers, grills, and similiar items outdoors only.
    • If the power is out longer than 2 hours, throw away food that has a temperature higher than 40 degrees F.
    • Check with local authorities to be sure your water is safe.
    • In hot weather, stay cool and drink plenty of fluids to prevent heat-related ilnesses.
    • Avoid power lines and electric tools and appliances safely to prevent electrical shock.