Outages may occur at times of weather extremes or accompany various disasters. When the power is out, safety is a major concern. To prepare, assemble a power outage kit for your office or work area. Include glow light sticks, flashlights, a battery powered radio, a battery-operated clock, and extra batteries on hand.
- Remain calm, provide assistance to others if necessary.
- If you are in a darkened area, move cautiously to a lighted area. If the emergency power is operational, exists may be indicated by lighted signs.
- Turn off and unplug computers and other voltage sensitive equipment to protect them against possible surges when power is restored.