To report an outage, call Duke Energy at 800-419-6356 or text “OUT” to 57801.
Our friends at ABC 11 have shared some great tips to help with power outages and what to do…..
First: Unplug all of you appliances and leave a light turned on, this prevents a possible power surge from ruining your electronics.
Second: If your home is without heat your plumbing could become frozen. To prevent this let a trickle of water stream from your faucets.
Third: If you own a generator use it safely and never operate it inside. Plug your appliances directly into the generator, do not directly connect your generator to your home.
Fourth: If you think this will be a prolonged shortage you may want to relocate to a shelter if you feel you can get there safely.
Fifth: If you lose your heat you can use a regular wood stove or fireplace to stay warm but DO NOT USE kerosene heaters, BBQs, grills or any outdoor type heater inside.
Sixth: Keep your refrigerated foods fresh by limiting the number of times you open the refrigerator. To keep food fresh longer fill the refrigerator with frozen water.
Other Tips: Stay on top of the latest developments.
You can conserve your phone battery’s life by turning off unnecessary apps and by dimming your screen’s brightness.)
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