Extreme Cold Weather Can Bring Power Outages


Extreme Cold Weather Can Bring Power Outages

In the same way, like in the summer, Extreme Cold Weather Can Bring Power Outages.

Long extreme cold weather makes us demand more energy from the grid. This makes power lines and grid work more stress than usual.

What can happen when we pull more electricity than usual?

Extreme Cold Weather Can Bring Power Outages

Getting ready for a power outage

Well, the grid and infrastructure get hot and can collapse. If this happens, we will experience a power outage.

Emergency essentials, Extreme Cold Weather Can Bring Power Outages

Since we never know at what time a power outage strikes, be sure to have these essentials ready for an emergency.

  • Flashlights
  • Batteries
  • Candles
  • Matches
  • Transistor radio
  • First aid kit
  • Tools; screwdrivers, pliers, duct tape
  • Electricity company and utility company phone numbers

Utility phone numbers by area. Who to call, Extreme Cold Weather Can Bring Power Outages

  • Dallas/Fort Worth area: Oncor – 888 313 6862
  • Houston area: CenterPoint – 800 332 7143
  • The Valley area: AEP – 877 373 4858
  • Texas New Mexico Power – 888 866 7456

 

Electricity Express would like to advise what to do in case of a power outage. Extreme Cold Weather Can Bring Power Outages

First, be sure that you are not the only one without power. If you are the only one, maybe you forgot to pay your bill or other issues can happen. If you are the only one without power and you paid the electricity bill, call your electricity provider…

Then, check and reset your electric breaker box.

Find your fuse box, usually in a closet or in the garage, reset it by switching off and on the main breaker. If there is no main breaker, do this one by one.

While doing this, have another family member call the utility company, not the electricity company. If this does not resolve the problem, by this time the utility company may have an answer and an estimated time to resolve the problem.

A massive power outage can last for a few hours or a few days. Either way, be prepared.

Essentials for a long time power outage.

Sleeping bags, bucket, books and board games, canned food, can opener, work gloves, water, rope, gasoline…

 

On a personal note, there was a time we experienced a gasoline outage. We got scared, still, I got into survival mode, I put together some essentials.

Flashlights, water, dry foods, ropes, gloves, tools, medical kits, gas fluid, matches, propane gas, gasoline, and much more.

We never know when the zombies will come. I can’t build a bunker but, I got ready, just in case.

 

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