Ways you can prepare for power outages in severe weather

(WTVY News 4)
Published: Feb. 18, 2019 at 5:40 PM CST
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As part of severe weather awareness week - there is a different focus each day this week.

Monday the emphasis was on severe thunderstorms, which can produce power outages.

There are some steps you can take to be prepared.

Supplies like batteries, portable chargers, a first aid kit, nonperishable food and flashlights are just some of the things you should have on hand.

It is also recommended that you have enough water for each person in the home; enough for one gallon of water per day for three days.

And after the storm passes, the danger is not over.

Linda Brannon, The Alabama Power Spokesperson says "Please stay away from any power lines that are down, always assume that they are live and be careful around areas where there's a lot of debris in which power lines could be hidden".

Battery powered weather radios are also helpful in keeping you informed, especially when your power is out.