Storm season is in sight and what better way to be prepared than going over a checklist? Even with the best of preparations, outages can occur,
especially as a result of severe weather.
Here’s what you can do to prepare before storms hit:
- Assemble an emergency “storm kit.” Include a battery powered radio or television, flashlight, a first-aid kit,extra batteries, special needs items such as medicines, an insulated cooler and a list of important and emergency phone numbers.
- Keep at least a three-day supply of nonperishable foods and bottled water and have a hand-operated can opener available.
- Have a telephone with a cord or cell phone to use as a backup. Cordless telephones require electricity to operate, and won’t work if there is an outage.
For more storm preparation information, log on to http://www.pepco.com/home/emergency