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Power Outages: Are You Prepared?

11/1/2018 (Permalink)

Power outages happen, usually at a time we're least expecting. They catch us off-guard like an unexpected dinner guest that we weren't prepared for. We end up scrambling to make ourselves more comfortable in an inconvenient situation. But we can survive with a few amenities. 

Power outages can happen when we're at Home, Work, School, anywhere at anytime. Here's a few tips to keep you comfortable and calm in an outage.


Having Flashlights, Candles, & Lanterns in your home can be of much use at night. Knowing where these items are and working properly can save you some time in the dark. Battery's and Matches should be kept on hand for use.


Electronics such as TVs, Computers, or Game Systems should be unplugged to prevent damage. Having Surge Protectors does that job for you. Portable Battery's that can charge Phones/Tablets are great to have too. 


Keep Refrigerator & Freezer doors closed. This will prevent cold air from escaping and spoiling your food. Having Bottled Water, Canned Goods, & Dry Food will be life saving. 

Stay Informed:

Lastly, stay informed about the outage. Follow Edison on Twitter (@SEC) or check their website for updates on outages. You'll most likely be able to use your phones data to check updates if Wi-Fi is not available. If weather related, be cautious about your surroundings. It may be safest to stay inside, whereas it may just be a time to go out to a Movie, go to the Mall, or get some Food or Coffee.

For more information about Power Outages or tips about prolonged Outages, visit https://www.sce.com/wps/portal/home/outage-center/

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