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How to prepare for a power outage

Prepare for power outage

Lightning. Thunder. Maybe a window-rattling BOOM! And then…darkness. 

Lightning-induced power outages can be as localized as your own home, or citywide in severe cases. And it isn’t just lightning that causes power outages – human error and malfunctions in technology have also caused disruptions of the power supply to millions of people. 

A lengthy power outage that affects your home can also threaten your family’s safety or damage your property. And because a blackout’s impact is magnified in the winter, being prepared for a power outage and knowing what to do until power is restored is critical.

How to prepare for a power outage

Enduring a power outage

When a blackout first occurs:

Recovering from a power outage

Find out more on how to prepare for large-scale adverse events at our Catastrophe resource center.

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