Mother Nature can present all kinds of challenges to the power delivery system. Here are a few tips to help prepare for extreme weather events and what to do if an outage occurs. Remember that through it all, Blue Ridge is on call for you.
Have these supplies on hand in case of a power outage:
- Water: one gallon daily per person
- Canned food/non-perishable items and manual can opener
- First-aid kit
- Multipurpose tool that can act as a knife, file, pliers and screwdriver
- Radio: battery-powered, solar or hand-crank
- A charged cell phone
- Extra batteries
- Medicines: 7-day supply
Outage reporting options
Power outages can occur during and after a snow or ice storm if lines are damaged. Follow these safety tips to help you be prepared, safe, and more comfortable if an outage occurs.