Need to Know Recommendations for Power Outages

During a Power Outage, the Oakland County Health Division Recommends Residents to follow these Safety Guidelines

Power Outage Safety Recommendations

Power Outage Safety Recommendations


  • Use generators, pressure washers, grills, and similar items outdoors only to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning.
  • Throw away food that has a temperature higher than 40°F if the power is out longer than four hours.
  • Check with local authorities to be sure your water is safe.
  • In hot weather, stay cool and drink plenty of fluids to prevent heat-related illness.
  • In cold weather, wear layers of clothing, which help to keep in body heat.
  • Avoid downed power lines. If a power line falls on a car, stay inside the vehicle.
  • Only use flashlights for emergency lighting. Candles can cause fires.
  • Turn off or disconnect appliances and other equipment in case of a momentary power “surge” that can damage computers and other devices.

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