You’ve worked hard all day and all you want to do is come home, make a nice meal for yourself and relax. Then all of a sudden mid-way through your cooking, the power goes out.
From high winds and snow or rainstorms, to vehicle accidents and lightning strikes, and in this province animal control (those pesky squirrels!) power outages are often caused by circumstances beyond our control.
Here are some helpful tips to keep calm and be prepared during a power outage.
Remember only to call 911 for any emergency or life threatening situations.
- Immediately turn off stove, oven, etc.
- Disconnect any appliances like a washing machine and/or dryer if they are in use, and any electronic equipment like your computer and cell phone that may be recharging.
- Keep one light on so you know when the power comes back on.
- Don’t bring gas or charcoal BBQs indoors. Be careful with candles and matches. Never leave your candles unattended especially around children.
- Keep supplies, like a flashlight, a battery-operated radio, matches and candles in an easy-to-reach location.
- Visit SaskPower’s Twitter page for any updates in your area using your cell phone (@SaskPower | Twitter)
- Keep a list of local emergency contact numbers (police, fire, utilities etc.) handy.
- Use surge protectors for all of your electronic devices.
- If you live in a house, know how to disconnect your electric garage door in the event you need to leave your house due to an emergency.
- Purchase back up batteries for phones and other essential electronics.
- Consider buying a solar charger for electronics.
- Have a plan and ensure everyone in your home understands what to do in the event of an outage.
- Relax. Most power outages are resolved within the hour. But if power outages are frequent in your home or rental property, please call Kargan Properties immediately to let us know.
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