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Cold Weather Power Outage Safety Tips From Security Specialists

With dangerously low temperatures and major snow and ice fall gripping much of the country for a prolonged time, cold weather power outages are a stark reality. With electrical power being severely tested in many areas of the U.S., here are a few cold weather safety tips to help you survive in the event of a power outage.

First and foremost, if it is safe, try to get somewhere that is warm. If this is not possible:

  1. Stay indoors and away from doors and windows.
  2. Try to keep everyone in a central room of the home.
  3. Close off unused or empty rooms to avoid losing heat.
  4. Minimize drafts under doors by stuffing towels in any openings.
  5. Insulate windows by closing all blinds and curtains and putting towels or blankets on top of them.
  6. Avoid drinking alcohol and caffeine.
  7. Eat nourishing food and drink water and other non-caffeinated beverages.
  8. Wear layers of loose fitting, warm clothing, especially warm socks and gloves if you have them.
  9. Use candles for heat if you have them but please remember good fire safety rules.
  10. Do not bring a generator inside, if you have one. It should remain 30 feet away from your home.
  11. Do not use a stove or oven for heat as this can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning.

We at Security Specialists Want You and Your Home to Stay Protected this Winter Season!

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