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Expecting bad weather?

Get Ready. Be Prepared.

Storm checklist

  • Don't get caught in the dark. Have a lights-out kit that's well stocked and handy. Be sure to include flashlights, fresh batteries, and a battery-operated radio or TV so that you can tune to local stations for updates.
  • Keep it cool. Turn your freezer and refrigerator to the coldest setting. It will help keep food cool longer if the power goes out.
  • Watch your water. Stock up on bottled water, and fill up your bathtub and spare containers.
  • Plug protection. Be sure to protect major appliances, computers, and other electronically sensitive equipment either unplugging them or using a surge protector.
  • Fill 'er up. Fill your car's gas tank ahead of time.

If your power goes out, or you experience partial, dim, or flickering lights:

  • We need to know! Please report the problem or call 1-800-75-CONED (1-800-752-6633).
  • Stay indoors and away from any downed power lines. Treat all downed lines as though they are live and dangerous. DO NOT touch any downed lines.
  • Use candles and storm lanterns carefully. Keep them away from flammable material and out of the reach of children.
  • Use a battery-operated radio for weather and restoration updates, and safety information.
  • Follow all safety precautions when using a portable generator.
  • Learn how to keep food from spoiling when the power goes out.


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