Medical Emergencies: Dial 9-1-1
Public Information: Dial 2-1-1
Road Conditions: Dial 5-1-1
- If you see a downed power line, never touch it – all power lines should be treated as if they are live at all times. When clearing downed trees be sure they are not in contact with power lines as trees can conduct electricity and you can be electrocuted. Contact your power company.
- If you use a generator make sure it is always run outdoors and is not blowing exhaust back into your home. Make sure smoke & carbon monoxide alarms are working and have fresh back up batteries in them.
- If you use life-sustaining medical equipment at home that requires electricity (such as a respirator), make a plan in advance for what you will do in case the power goes out: can you go to a friend or neighbor’s house or does your town have a shelter with back-up generator? Make sure to bring at least a three-day supply of medications.