If a major storm is anticipated in your area, take these simple precautions
to ensure your readiness. Use this page as a checklist.
- Have a lights-out kit that is well stocked and handy. The kit should have a
battery-operated radio or TV, several flashlights, and a supply of fresh
batteries. Local radio stations will report weather and utility service
- Turn your refrigerator and freezer to their coldest settings.
- If you have a well and a water pump, fill your bathtub and spare containers
- Protect your major appliances and any electronically-sensitive equipment,
such as computers.
- Fill your car's gas tank.
If you experience an electric service problem:
We need to know. You can use the “Report an Electric Service Problem” link located in the right-hand box of this Web page. Or, you can call 1-800-75-CONED (1-800-752-6633).
- Take steps to prevent food spoilage. Click
for tips on handling food and water.
- Stay indoors. If you must go outside, stay away from downed and dangling
lines. Treat all downed lines as if they are live and dangerous.
- If you use a portable generator, follow its important, life-saving
here for more
information on generators.
- Listen to your battery-operated radio on for updates on our restoration
progress and safety tips.
- Use candles and storm lanterns carefully. Keep them out of drafts, away from
flammable materials, and out of the reach of children.