Power Outage Safety Tips

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Thursday, January 4, 2018
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With severe weather on the way to may areas of the east over the next few days, there are important things to know if the power goes out.

During a power outage only use flashlights for emergency lighting, candles can cause fires.

Keep refrigerator and freezer doors closed. An unopened refrigerator will keep food cold for about 4 hours.

Put on layers of warm clothing if it is cold outside. Never burn charcoal for heating or cooking indoors. Never use your oven as a source of heat.

Turn off or disconnect appliances and other equipment in case of a momentary power “surge” that can damage computers and other devices.

If you are considering purchasing a generator for your home, consult an electrician or engineer before purchasing and installing. Only use generators away from your home and never run a generator inside a home or garage, or connect it to your home's electrical system.

If the power goes out, call your local outage hotline:
  • Newfoundland Power 1-800-474-5711
  • NL Hydro 1-888-737-1296
  • Nova Scotia Power 1-877-428-6004
  • Maritime Electric 1-800-670-1012
  • NB Power 1-800-663-6272
  • Hydro Quebec 1-800-790-2424
If you're having a life-threatening  emergency, call 911.

The Team

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