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Tips to Stay Safe During a Power Outage

4/1/2021 (Permalink)

Big power line with blue sky in the background. If you experience storm damage, SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook can help.

With spring weather heading to the Chicagoland area the weather can change quickly.  Severe storms can bring strong winds which sometimes can cause a widespread power outage in your area. 

Extended power outages may impact your daily routine.  Here are a few tips from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to protect yourself during a power outage:

  • Keep freezers and refrigerators closed.
  • Only use generators outdoors and away from windows.
  • Do not use a gas stove to heat your home.
  • Disconnect appliances and electronics to avoid damage from electrical surges.
  • Use alternate plans for refrigerating medicines or power-dependent medical devices.
  • If safe, go to an alternate location for heat or cooling.
  • Check on neighbors.

If you have a storm damage emergency, SERVPRO of Downers Grove / Oak Brook is available 24 hours a day for assistance.  Please don’t hesitate to call us at 630-573-4290.

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