Create Your Own Emergency Outage Kit

Be prepared for when the power goes out. Assemble an emergency outage kit that includes the following items:

• Flashlights and fresh batteries
• Battery-powered radios or televisions
• Candles, matches, or lighters
• Water for drinking and cooking
• Portable heater (oil or gas)*
• Camping equipment (sleeping bags, camp stoves, lanterns)
• Canned goods and a manual can opener
• Manufacturers' instructions for power-operated equipment such as the garage door, generator

* Caution: Some portable heaters can cause fires or other safety hazards when not used as specified by the manufacturer. Be sure to review the safety specifications of your specific model before using it during an outage

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