Preparing for an Outage

Prepare an emergency kit and place it in an area that is easily accessible to you and your family.

The following is a list of emergency supplies to have in your emergency kit:
  • Fresh water
  • Flashlights and batteries
  • A mechanical phone (one that operates from the phone wall jack)
  • Battery-operated transistor radio and clock
  • Portable cell phone charger
  • Candles and waterproof matches or lighter
  • Extra blankets, coats, hats and gloves
  • Arctic sleeping bags (for winter)
  • Plastic garbage bags
  • First aid kit
  • Non-perishable foods, such as canned and dried goods
  • Disposable tableware and cutlery
  • Manual can openers
  • Bottled water
  • A loud whistle (this may come in handy if you have to attract attention)

Visit the Office of Public Safety's website for helpful tips on preparing for emergencies.