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Red Cross Urges Power Outage Readiness
Posted: December 9, 2009 @ 5:57 am In Today's Local News
Being prepared for power outages is important during this severe winter weather. The Red Cross has some safety tips so families are safe during outages. Always make sure to have a flashlight ready with extra batteries, and a portable battery-operated radio. You need least a gallon of water per person for five days. During a blackout, turn off electrical equipment you were using when the power went out, and do not run a generator inside a confined space, due to carbon monoxide poisoning. Also, be listening to local radio for updates. For more information on power outage safety tips, go online to redcross.org.
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