We’ve been experiencing a rather rough winter here in Kentuckiana, and some areas have experienced power outages due to the inclement weather. Check out some important winter power outage tips so you’re prepared if we lose power again before spring:
1. Unplug as many major appliances as you can
When the power comes back on and you have lots of power-hungry things plugged in, it can cause a surge of power that might damage your wiring or electronics. Unplug what you can, like TVs and microwaves, to prevent a damaging power surge.
2. Report any downed power lines to LG&E-KU
If your neighborhood has power lines that have fallen to the ground, don’t go near them or touch them. Just call this number: (502) 589-1444.
3. DO NOT USE kerosene heaters, grills, or any outdoor type heater inside.
Such devices create poisonous gases such as carbon monoxide.
4. Dress in layers
Bundle up! You lose a lot of heat through your hands and the top of your head.
5. Check on elderly neighbors
They may not have anyone to help them so make sure that they’re dressed warmly and prepared.
Check out what else you should do during winter power outages!