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Power Outage

Are you prepared for a power outage? Here are some tips:

Before a power outage:

  • Sign up for the City of Burbank Emergency Public Notification System.
  • Build or restock your emergency preparedness kit, including a flashlight, batteries, cash and first aid supplies.
  • If you rely on anything that is battery-operated or power dependent like a medical device, determine a back-up plan.

During a power outage:

  • Only use flashlights for emergency lighting, candles can cause fires.
  • Take steps to remain cool if it is hot outside. Consider going to a movie theater, shopping mall or cooling shelter in case of a prolonged outage.
  • Only use generators away from your home and NEVER run a generator inside a home or garage, or connect it to your home's electrical system.
  • Turn off or disconnect appliances and other equipment in case of a momentary power “surge” that can damage computers and other devices. Consider adding surge protectors.

After a power outage:

  • Throw away any food that has been exposed to temperatures 40° F for 2 hours or more or that has an unusual odor, color or texture.
  • Restock your emergency preparedness kit with fresh batteries, canned foods and other supplies

For more information, visit ReadyBurbank.org and burbankwaterandpower.com/electric-outages.

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