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 Outage Resources

 

                  Federal Emergency Management

                 Agency (FEMA)-Power Outages
Great information about how to stay safe in a

power outage. General tips to manage an

outage, How to Protect Yourself During a

Power Outage, what you can do when returning home from a power outage and links to associated information.
https://www.ready.gov/power-outages

 

American Red Cross—Power Outage Safety
Lots of information and links for staying safe before, during and after a power outage.
https://www.redcross.org/get-help/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies/types-of-emergencies/power-outage.html

 

American Red Cross—Power Outage Safety Checklist
Downloadable pdf of a power outage safety checklist. (In English, but is available in other languages on the American Red Cross website.)
https://www.redcross.org/content/dam/redcross/get-help/power-outage/EN_Power_Outage_Checklist.pdf

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)—What You Need to Know When the Power Goes Out Unexpectedly
Great resource for information on how to stay safe during a power outage, including Food Safety, Safe Drinking Water and Medications. Also includes Health and Safety Concerns for all disasters.
https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/poweroutage/needtoknow.html

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)—Avoiding Carbon Monoxide After a Disaster
Lots of information, including links to a Generator Safety Fact Sheet, Proper Use of Generators in the Home, Using a Generator Indoors Will Kill You in Minutes, Proper Use of Pressure Washers, and Furnace Safety Fact Sheet.
https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/carbonmonoxide.html

 

CDC-TV—Video—The Quiet Killer
A 3:17 minute video about the dangers of carbon monoxide.
Source: National Center for Environmental Health

https://www.cdc.gov/cdctv/environmentalhealth/quiet-killer-carbon-monoxide.html

 

 

 

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