Are you prepared for Hermine?

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Are you prepared for Hermine?

In preparation for Hurricane Hermine, we’d like to pass on the following safety tips and storm preparation tips to our members.
At NEC, we strive to be proactive instead of reactive in preparation for storms that we know about ahead of time. Power outages are inevitable during major storms
and being prepared will help keep you and your family safe. During an outage our crews work to restore power to the greatest number of people first.
After transmission and distribution lines are fixed, crews then repair downed lines in smaller neighborhoods and at individual homes.

What members can do to prepare ahead Plan ahead when a storm is coming and be prepared. At minimum, every household should have an
emergency kit for outages during a significant weather event.

Suggested home emergency kit for storms

  • Coolers to preserve food
  • Ice to keep food cold
  • Water. One gallon per person, per day
  • Food. Non-perishable, easy-to prepare
  • Flashlights
  • Battery-powered or hand-crank radio
  • Extra batteries
  • First aid kit • Medications (7-day supply) and medical items
  • Multi-purpose tool
  • Sanitation and personal hygiene items
  • Cell phone with charger
  • Family and emergency contact Information
  • Extra cash

Safety

• Stay away from downed wires or damaged electric equipment. Touching energized wires can lead to injuries and death.

• If you use a generator; never run it inside your home or garage. Some produce carbon monoxide fumes.