Follow these tips to stay safe, warm during a power outage

Is your power out? Try these tips to stay safe and warm

SAN ANOTNIO – As first responders work through widespread, prolonged power outages, they are providing tips on what you can do to stay safe if your power goes out.

  • Roll up a towel or blanket and cover any small openings of doors going to the outside. This prevents cold air from getting inside of the home.
  • Gather blankets, close your blinds and curtains and gather in a room with family.
  • Use common sense when operating a space heater.
  • Keep it away from furniture and make sure it has no defects.
  • If you are using a generator, place it at least 20 feet away from the home.
  • Never warm your home with an oven, even it if it is a gas oven.
  • This prevents a fire hazard and the threat of carbon monoxide buildup inside.

Be prepared

  • Have plenty of blankets, flashlights, and fresh batteries for smoke or carbon monoxide detectors.

For more power outage safety tips, click here.

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