This news item expired on 1/31/2013, so the information below could be outdated or incorrect.

How to Get Ready for a Power Outage


A winter storm is approaching our area - so make sure you are prepared in case you have a power outage!

Losing electricity in your home temporarily - a few minutes or hours - can often be a pain in the neck. However, a power outage can be life threatening if it lasts longer, especially during cold weather.

Here are a few tips to follow in case you lose power in your home for a long time.