What To Do During A Power Outage

What To Do During A Power Outage

Outage & Storm Center

Whether you experience a short-term or long-term power outage, we want you to be prepared and know what to expect. Storms and accidents can both cause outages, and while we work on getting your power back on, it’s important for you to remain safe and calm. Follow our steps to make sure you are prepared if you ever experience a power outage.

The first step is to rule out that the power outage isn’t specific to just your home. You can do this simply by checking with your neighbors to see if they are without power as well. Once you know if the power outage is either specific to your house or affecting a wider area, the next step is to contact us.

During winter months, dress warm and get everyone into one room with few windows. This will help keep you warmer while you wait for your power to come back on. It’s also wise to run a small stream of water from all taps to prevent your pipes from freezing.

When the lights go out, Cobb EMC follows a specific process to restore power as quickly and safely as possible. Watch how it works.

Lastly, if health is a concern, consider staying with a family member or friend in a community that is not experiencing a power outage or call 911.

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