How to Deal with Power Outages During and After Severe Storms


Power outages are a common issue during and after severe storms. Often, these extreme weather events can cause trees and power lines to fall, leaving people without electricity for hours or even days. Learn how to effectively deal with these power outages and how Clair Restoration can help you recover quickly.

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Storm Preparedness

  • Identify home hazards: Check for trees or branches that could cause damage to power lines if they were to fall. Also, ensure your electrical system is in good condition and up-to-date.
  • Have flashlights and batteries on hand: Make sure you have flashlights and extra batteries in case of a prolonged power outage.
  • Prepare an emergency kit: Include basic supplies such as bottled water, non-perishable food, medications, extra clothing, and a battery-powered radio.

During the Power Outage

  • Conserve your mobile phone’s energy: Turn off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, reduce screen brightness, and use power-saving mode to prolong battery life.
  • Keep food fresh: Avoid frequently opening the refrigerator and freezer to preserve the cold for as long as possible.
  • Use generators safely: If you have a generator, ensure you use it safely, following the manufacturer’s instructions and placing it in a well-ventilated area to prevent carbon monoxide buildup.

After the Power Outage

  • Inspect your property: Check for storm damage, especially on the roof, walls, and electrical system.
  • Discard spoiled food: If the power has been off for an extended period, check the food in your fridge and freezer and discard anything that is no longer safe to consume.
  • Hire professionals for restoration: If your property has suffered damage, call Clair Restoration for high-quality, fast-response property restoration services.

In summary, being prepared and knowing how to deal with power outages during and after severe storms can make a significant difference in your safety and comfort. If you need help recovering from water, fire, or mold damage, don’t hesitate to contact Clair Restoration. Our indoor environmental services experts are here to help you avoid stress and restore your property to its original state. Call us today!

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