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Loss of Utilities

Disaster can bring about loss of utilities such as electricity, gas and water can be of major inconvenience for the average family but for individuals who are dependant on power operated medical equipment this can be a matter of life or death. Loss of utilities can occur for several reasons: severe weather, blackouts and equipment failure to name a few. The following links will provide information on preparing for loss of utility services.

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  1. Keeping Food Safe During an Emergency
    USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service

  2. Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems: Responding to Electrical Power Outages

  3. Portable Generator Hazards
    Consumer Product Safety Commission

  4. Power Outage Checklist
    American Red Cross

  5. Preventing and Thawing Frozen Pipes
    American Red Cross