Be prepared for extreme weather

Your electric cooperative works hard to keep your power flowing.

But extreme weather—wind, lightning, ice, snow and even extreme cold or heat—can lead to power outages.

When the weather threatens, you should be prepared for extended outages, especially if you depend on electric medical equipment.

Outage preparation

  • Keep supplies on hand:
    • Flashlights
    • Batteries
    • Canned food
    • Treated water
    • Charged mobile phone
  • Generators, camp stoves or charcoal grills should always be used outdoors and at least 20 feet away from windows.
  • Never use a gas stovetop or oven to heat your home.
  • Keep freezers and refrigerators closed.
  • Know your medical needs:
    • Talk to your medical provider about a power outage plan for medical devices powered by electricity and refrigerated medicines. Find out how long medication can be stored at higher temperatures and get specific guidance for any medications that are critical for life.