Storm Safety

  • Keep a stock of canned food in your cupboard along with a manual can opener
  • Consider buying a camp stove and fuel that you can use (outdoors only) if you can’t cook on your electric stove
  • Have MVEA’s phone number on hand so it will be handy if you must report an outage
  • Dress in layers to stay warm during a winter outage
  • Prepare an outage kit that contains:

A battery-powered radio

Fresh batteries

A Flashlight



A wind-up clock

Bottled water

Paper plates

Plastic utensils

If you’re caught in a lightning storm:

Teach children to stay away from fallen or sagging power lines. They could be energized and dangerous, even if the power is out.