Be Prepared for a Power Outage

Keep at least one flashlight for each household member, a battery-powered radio and extra batteries in an accessible place. During cold weather, have extra clothing layers, warm footwear, hats, gloves, and blankets and/or sleeping bags available. Be prepared to move to a location with power and heat during an extended power outage in extreme cold.

For more information, read the tips below from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. More information on food safety is available on the U.S. Department of Agriculture website. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website has tips for food and personal safety. The Red Cross website has a helpful guide to preparing a home emergency kit that can be useful in a power outage or other emergency.

Read the tips from the Federal Emergency Management Agency by clicking on the button below.
FEMA Power Outage Safety

Minnesota Power’s parent company, ALLETE, has entered an agreement to be acquired by a partnership led by Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Global Infrastructure Partners and start the process to become a private company.

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