With storm season just entering upon is, it is important for us to be prepared for all possible scenarios, including the worst possible ones. The first step to making sure that you are prepared is to make sure that you have all the necessary information. This includes what you’re supposed to be doing and how you’re supposed to be reacting to a certain emergency that might take place. Of course, for the sake of this article, we will be focusing solely on power outages.
Power outages are one of the most common accidents and emergencies that take place during storm season. This because the storm can cause trees to fall over powerlines, disrupting power supplies. This is why it is important for you to be prepared for them beforehand. For starters, make sure that your mobile phone is completely charged beforehand and that you have a spare power bank fully charged as well. Next, make sure that you have a few spare torches as well as extra batteries on you as well. If you happen to use electricity-powered water pumps, it is recommended for you to have an alternative source of freshwater available as well.
If you happen to experience a power outage or power failure, you should make sure to unplug all your electrical devices so that they stay safe and that there are no electrical sparks in case there happens to be a sudden power surge afterwards. You should also, if possible, turn off your main source of electrical power at your home for the time being. You should call your electricity supplier afterwards to notify them of the power outage. Lastly, in case you happen to have any equipment damage or want to run a maintenance check afterwards, contact your local electrician. Westline Electrical Services offer their services in maintenance checks.