During the Storm
What To Do If the Power Goes Out
Seek shelter or stay inside a well-constructed building.
Disconnect or turn off any nonessential electrical equipment that may start automatically when power is restored to avoid overloading circuits.
Do not open freezers or refrigerators more than necessary. Opening will allow food to thaw more quickly. For more, see the FDA’s food safety guidelines.
Follow instructions and guidance of emergency management officials.
In case of strong winds, stay away from windows and doors, even if they are covered. Seek shelter in a small interior room, closet or hallway on the lowest floor.
Do not walk, swim or drive through flood waters. Just six inches of fast-moving water can knock you down, and one foot of moving water can sweep your vehicle away.