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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Power Outage Tips

* Practice energy conservation every day, not just to keep your bill lower, but to avoid rolling blackouts during times of high consumption.

*  Always keep your car's fuel tank at least half full--gas stations use electricity to operate pumps.

*  Know how to manually release your electric garage door.

*  Protect your computer with a surge protector.

*  If the power goes out, check your fuse box or circuit breaker, or contact neighbors to see if the outage is limited to your house.

*  Turn off computers, stereos, televisions and appliances you were using when the power went off.  Leave one light turned on so you know when the power is restored.

*  Avoid opening the refrigerator and freezer.  Food will remain fresh for up to four hours or more after the power goes off.  If you know a power outage may happen, freeze water in plastic bottles to keep food cool longer. 

*  If the outage is expected to last for several days or more, consider relocating to a shelter or a friend's home.

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