Be Prepared: High Temperatures Can Cause Power Outages
High temperatures are expected to continue throughout the week. Even in the absence of a storm, extreme heat can cause power outages. Our top priority is providing safe and reliable power to the region. To prepare, we're increasing our staffing so crews can respond to outages as quickly and safely as possible. While we're doing everything we can to ensure you don't lose power, we're here to help you prepare in the event you do experience an outage.
HOW YOU CAN PREPARE
Take a few, simple steps to help prepare in the event of an outage:
Make sure your cell phone, tablet and other electronic devices are fully charged.
Keep supplies in an emergency preparedness kit. Include water bottles, non-perishable food, blankets, first-aid supplies, flashlights and a battery-powered radio.
Avoid opening the refrigerator or freezer. Food will stay frozen in a fully loaded freezer for 36-48 hours if the door remains closed.
Check refrigerated medication to determine if it will be affected by a prolonged interruption of power. Consult a doctor if you aren't sure. Consider keeping a small cooler handy for special medication use. Also, be sure medical equipment has the appropriate back up for continued use.
REPORT AN OUTAGE
If you experience an outage, please don’t assume DLC is aware. Let us know!