Power outages can occur at any time. Being prepared before the power goes out is the best way to stay safe and comfortable while you wait for the lights to come back on.
A power outage can last anywhere from a few minutes to a few days. There are many causes of power outages that can occur throughout B.C. – wind or snow storms, car accidents and more.
During a power outage, you may be left without lighting, heating/air conditioning, hot water or running water.
You can lessen the impact of a power outage by taking the time to prepare in advance. A household should be prepared to go without electricity for at least 72 hours.
Before an outage
During an outage
After an outage
Use these tips to prepare for an outage at your school:
Information to help families create an emergency plan: