Winter Preparedness Tips

Seattle City Light suggests some of the steps you can take to increase your winter-weather preparedness and stay safe:

Make a plan.  Let everyone in your household know where to go and how to get in touch with each other in case of an emergency such as an earthquake, winter storm or power outage.

Compile an emergency kit.  Include a flashlight, a Mylar space blanket, warm clothes and enough non-perishable food and water for at least three days.  Keep lists of family members’ phone numbers and other phone numbers, such as City Light’s power outage report line (684-3000.)  Write out other emergency info, such as medication lists, with your kit.

If you plan to use a barbecue grill or a portable generator during power outages, keep these outside, not in any closed space like a garage, to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning.

If you experience an outage, report it to City Light at (206) 684-3000.  From your computer or mobile device, follow City Light’s outage map for updates on the progress of restoring power to neighborhoods.

Check the Take Winter By Storm page for more preparedness tips.

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