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Power Outages

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Before a Power Outage

  • If you are considering purchasing a generator for your home, consult an electrician before purchasing and installing

During a Power Outage

  • No open flames. Only use flashlights for emergency lighting
  • Keep refrigerator doors closed
  • Turn off or disconnect appliances and other equipment in case of a momentary power “surge” that can damage computers and other devices
  • Dress to prepare for the weather

Learn more about what to do in the event of a emergency

Prepared by the Los Angeles Fire Department, this Emergency Preparedness Guide has valuable information about a wide range of emergencies.