Tips for when power returns after an extended time

Tips to do when power is out for extended time and power is returned.

  • Do not leave the house while the house is warming up, you might have frozen pipes. When frozen pipes thaw they will start leaking.  Know where your main water shutoff is located.
  • Throw out any food that might have been exposed to temperatures over 40 degrees.
  • If power is out for more than a day, discard any medicine that should be refrigerated, consult your doctor or Pharmacist immediately for new supply.
  • Check your batteries in your hardwired smokes and Carbon Monoxide detectors.

Call the fire departments with any questions or concerns.