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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Powerful Storm Knocks Out Power in Fort Irwin?

1/23/2024 (Permalink)

A child does homework by candlelight. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24 hours a day in San Bernardino County.

Our local Hesperia/Apple Valley and Barstow/Twentynine Palms, Victorville teams are trusted leaders in storm damage restoration services in Fort Irwin. Staying safe during a power outage caused by a storm is essential. Here are some important steps and precautions to follow:

Stay Informed: Keep a battery-powered or hand-crank radio to stay updated on weather and emergency alerts.

Emergency Kit: Prepare one with essentials like flashlights, batteries, a first aid kit, non-perishable food, water, and medications for several days.

Generator Safety: Use generators outdoors in well-ventilated areas to prevent carbon monoxide buildup. Never use them indoors.

Lighting: Be cautious with candles or open flames; opt for battery-powered lanterns or LED candles.

Food Safety: Keep refrigerator and freezer doors closed to preserve perishables. Freezers can keep food frozen for about 48 hours.

Stay Warm: Layer clothing, use blankets, and avoid using gas ovens or grills indoors.

Unplug Appliances: Prevent power surges by unplugging major appliances and electronics.

Hydration: Drink water to stay hydrated, especially in hot weather.

Charge Devices: Fully charge mobile devices and use them sparingly.

Downed Power Lines: Stay away from them and report to authorities.

Check on Neighbors: Especially vulnerable ones, to ensure their safety.

Evacuation: Follow evacuation orders promptly if life-threatening.

Prioritizing safety and preparedness can help you and your family weather a power outage safely and comfortably.

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When your home in Fort Irwin has a storm damage emergency, our local Hesperia/Apple Valley and Barstow/Twentynine Palms, Victorville teams are Here to Help. ® Call us today at 760-244-2566.

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