The most important point to remember when experiencing a power outage is to immediately report the problem to United Cooperative Services by calling your local office. Also, always stay away from downed power lines and please do not attempt to remove debris tangled in power lines. United will make every effort to fix your problem as quickly as possible.
Before an outage occurs, make sure to have an emergency plan prepared and essential supplies on hand to weather the storm. A Disaster Supply Kit provides the necessities when confined to your home without power for an extended time.
Create a Disaster Supply Kit
Several gallons of water (at least one gallon per person per day)
Three-day supply of non-perishable, ready-to-eat food (canned fruits, vegetables and meats, dry cereal, energy snacks, prepared soups, etc.)
Manual can opener
A fully-stocked first aid kit (including pain relievers and essential prescription drugs)