Tips for what to do during power outages

Take practical steps to keep you and your loved ones safe during a power outage.
Wipe up fuel spills immediately.

Be safe with backup generators.

Never operate lanterns, heaters, or fuel-fired stoves without proper ventilation.

Never burn charcoal indoors. It releases poisonous carbon monoxide.

Avoid downed power lines or sparking equipment.

Never remove debris that's within 10 feet of a power line.

Prevent children from carrying candles or oil lamps.

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