Severe weather – like Hurricane Sandy last fall – is just one cause of power outages. A power outage can be caused by vehicle accidents or equipment failure. Regardless of the reason, this month – that is, National Preparedness Month – reminds everyone of the need to be prepared.
“There are many situations in our everyday lives that require us to know how to respond. Being prepared helps us react in a safer and smarter way,” said Diane Coffin, manager of Emergency Preparedness for PPL Electric Utilities. “This month, and all year long, we want all those who live and work in our service territory to know what to do when emergencies strike.”
Coffin said knowing what to do in various situations is important, be it a power outage caused by a severe storm, a house fire, vehicle accident, or some other unplanned event.
“Make this month the time you make up the family emergency plan you’ve been putting off or put together that storm kit you’ve been meaning to get to,” Coffin said. “Be prepared. It’s not just a motto for the Boy Scouts of America. It’s something that will serve us all well.”
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