With the prediction of severe weather conditions, we want our members to be cautious and have all the supplies they need in case.
Have Plenty of Food
- Keep a 3- to 5-day supply of drinking water in plastic bottles
- Plan on at least 1 gallon of water per person, per day
- Store a manual can opener with enough nonperishable foods for 3 to 5 days
- Canned meats, tuna fish and peanut butter are good foods to store – Don’t forget pet foods!
- Conserve water by using paper plates and plastic utensils
- Have a camp stove or grill for outdoor cooking
Stay In Touch
- Have a portable, battery-powered radio and alarm clock
- Have one non-portable phone that will work even if power is interrupted
- Plan where to meet and how to communicate with family members if separated
- Keep essential family member contact information near your phone, in your wallet, and in your glove compartment
Keep Things Going
- Keep plenty of gas in your car
- Keep extra batteries, matches, propane, charcoal and firewood
Stay Happy, Healthy & Warm
- Coordinate with neighbors for care of the elderly and disabled living alone
- Maintain a supply of prescriptions, nonprescription drugs, vitamins and special dietary foods
- Playing cards, books, drawing and writing supplies, and board games help pass the time – If you have a video camera and tapes, your family can make a storm documentary
- Use plastic trash bags and ties for garbage
- Put first-aid kits in your home and car
- Make sure you have cold weather clothing, foul weather gear, blankets and sleeping bags
- Use flashlights and other battery-operated lighting instead of candles
- Keep fire extinguishers fully charged
Ways to report an electric outage:
1) Visit www.sciremc.com and click "Report an Electric Outage."
2) Download the "SCI Connect" app
3) TextPower, https://www.sciremc.com/member-services/textpower/
4) Call (800) 264-7362 or (765) 342-3344
Reminder – Outages cannot be reported through the SCI REMC Facebook page.