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Tips to Stay Safe and Warm During Ice Storm Recovery
Ice and snow from winter storms can bring down trees and power lines, causing power outages and creating electrical dangers. Safe Electricity wants everyone to know how to stay safe and warm after winter storms.
If you must venture outside, be alert to the possibility of electrical hazards:
It can be difficult to stay warm without power. If you live with young children or the elderly, consider temporarily staying somewhere with power. If you are at a home with power, there are ways to stay warm:
Only use a generator if you know how to operate it without hurting yourself, or electric utility employees.
After an outage, power can return in spikes. Keep your electronics safe by unplugging them. Leave one light on to indicate that power has been restored then turn on other appliances and equipment one at a time.