When Your Power Goes Off

Check your fuse box or circuit breaker to see if a fuse has blown or a breaker has tripped. If your fuses and breakers are okay, look outside to see if your neighborhood has lights. If your neighbors have power they may be on a different line or circuit. For example, a three-phase line may run right in front of your home, but you may receive power through a single-phase line running through your backyard from a different circuit.

Remember to turn all light switches off except for one and when the power is restored, this will decrease the initial demand. Remember to open refrigerators and freezers only when needed. The food will last more than 48 hours if you keep the doors closed.

Get updates as much as possible to get information on outages. If an outage occurs longer than 48 hours, you may want to seek other shelter arrangements.