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How to Prepare For a Power Cut

How to Prepare For a Power Cut

  1. Have enough torches ready for everyone in your household. It is not wise to use candles as these are a fire hazard.
  2. It is a good idea to have a battery powered radio available. Not only will this serve as a source of entertainment, but you can also listen out for updates about the power cut.
  3. Ensure you have enough batteries to see you through in case all the existing ones die. Also take note of the different battery sizes.
  4. Try to keep your mobile phone fully charged. The majority of cordless landline phones will not work without electricity. However, if you have a mobile phone charger for your car, you can use that to charge your phone while the power’s out.
  5. Contact your electricity supplier and inform them of the power cut. They will be able to estimate when your power should be back on.
  6. Ensure that anyone in your home with an illness or disability will be catered for in the event of a power cut.
  7. A power cut can occur at any time; therefore it is wise to have an emergency kit ready with food and other essential supplies.
  8. Keep your summer barbeque. If you have an electric oven, then you’re going to have to cook by other means, a barbeque is the perfect option.
  9. Identify the most insulated room in advance, preferably with a fire place. This will be the area where your family can gather whilst the power is out.
  10. Keep enough coal to light the fire. This will provide you with both a source of heat and light in the event of a power cut.
  11. It is always smart to keep an emergency kit on hand as well.

This article was written by Brian Madden; Online Marketing Assistant at Crown Energy.

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