Saturday, August 27, 2011

Some More Tips for Hurricane Irene

  • Stay indoors. If you must go outside, stay away from downed and dangling lines. Treat all downed lines as if they are live and dangerous.
  • If you use a portable generator, follow its important, life-saving instructions. Click here for more information on generators.
  • Listen to your battery-operated radio on for updates on our restoration progress and safety tips.
  • Use candles and storm lanterns carefully. Keep them out of drafts, away from flammable materials, and out of the reach of children.
  • If your power goes out call 1-800-75-CONED (1-800-752-6633).
  • Unplug appliances in basement or make sure they are at least 18 inches off the floor to avoid fires and electrical shocks.
  • Water services may be interrupted in some areas so store water ahead of time.
  • If you expect power failure turn your fridge and freezer to highest setting and avoid opening the door as much as possible.
  • Click here for step-by-step on turning off gas, water and electricity

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