Power Outage Information

Power outages are unpredictable and can occur at any time. Make sure you are prepared!

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for some winter tips for staying warm
when the power is out.

Power Outage FYI

Preparation for an Outage:

  • If you have medical devices powered by electricity, talk to your doctor about a power outage plan and make sure you're on DPU's medical equipment alert list to be informed of planned outages. 
  • Take an inventory of supplies you might want or need in a power outage, such as flashlights and extra batteries.
  • Install carbon monoxide detectors with battery backups, especially if you plan to use generators during outages.
  • Review FEMA's document on power outage preparedness here(PDF, 234KB).


Child in a Blanket Fort


During an Outage:

Lineman in a Tree

  • Disconnect appliances, equipment and electronics in case power returns with a quick surge.
  • Be careful using generators, camp stoves and charcoal grills. These should always be used outdoors and at least 20 feet from windows.
  • Avoid opening your refrigerator and freezer.
  • Check on neighbors.
  • Build a blanket fort or read a good book.