Create Your Own Emergency Outage Kit

BE PREPARED

Be prepared in case the power goes out to make this time less of an inconvenience. Assemble an emergency outage kit that includes the following items:

• Flashlights and fresh batteries
• Battery-powered radios or televisions
• Candles, matches or lighters
• Water for drinking and cooking
• Portable heater (oil or gas)*
• Blankets
• Camping equipment (sleeping bags, camp stoves, lanterns)
• Canned foods and a manual can opener
• Manufacturer’s instructions for power-operated equipment such as the garage door, generator, etc.
• Games, puzzles and toys to entertain small children
• Your local Duck River EMC office phone number and your account number to report an outage or check on the status of power restoration

* Caution: Some portable heaters can cause fires or other safety hazards when not used as specified by the manufacturer. Be sure to review the safety specifications of your specific model before using it during an outage.