Power Outage Information

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PLANNED OUTAGES:

There are no planned outages at this time.




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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.

DURING AN OUTAGE:

  • 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.
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