8 Tips To Help You Deal With A Monsoon Blackout
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- Turn off or disconnect any appliances, equipment (like air conditioners) or electronics (like TV, stereo) you were using when the power went out. When power comes back on, it may come back with momentary "surges" or "spikes" that can damage equipment such as computers and motors in appliances like the air conditioner, refrigerator, washer.
- Leave one light turned on so you'll know when your power returns.
- Leave the doors of your refrigerator and freezer closed to keep your food as fresh as possible. If you must eat food that was refrigerated or frozen, check it carefully for signs of spoilage.
- Do not call 9-1-1 for information, only call to report a life-threatening emergency.
- Eliminate unnecessary travel, especially by car. Washes and ravines often flood and traffic signals will stop working during an outage, creating traffic congestion.
- If it is hot outside, take steps to remain cool. Move to the lowest level of your home, as cool air falls.
- Drink plenty of water, even if you do not feel thirsty. If the heat is intense and the power may be off for a long time, consider going to a movie theater or shopping mall.
- Remember to provide plenty of fresh, cool water for your pets.
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