When extreme weather conditions hit it’s usually easy to see why the power is out – get prepared this wet season!

Be Prepared for a Power Outage:

  • Get connected – follow Energex on Facebook and Twitter and bookmark their website on your mobile.
  • Keep important numbers and checklists in a familiar place for everyone to see.
  • Put together an emergency kit.
  • Keep instructions handy on how to manually override electronic access to your home or garage.
  • Tidy up any loose items around the house that could become airborne during severe weather.
  • Stock up on batteries for portable radios, torches or other equipment.
  • Report tree branches in or around power lines to Energex on 13 12 53.
  • Leave one light turned on so you’ll know when the power comes back on.
  • Tune into the local radio station on a battery operated radio or the car radio for power restoration updates.
  • Use torches and LED lanterns. Do not use candles as this increases the risk of fire.
  • Avoid opening the fridge or freezer. Food will last longer if you keep doors closed.
  • Use a portable generator with extreme caution. Always use it in a well-ventilated area and connect appliances directly to the generator.

Keep Safe If The Power Does Go Out

  • If you go outside to inspect for damage, never attempt to touch or move power lines.
  • Keep children and pets well away.
  • Do not touch anything that power lines are touching, like tree branches or fences.
  • Always assume the power line is live.
  • Check refrigerated food for any unusual odours, colours or textures. When in doubt, throw it out.
    Content courtesy of Energex

IMPORTANT: If power lines are brought down, keep well away, alert others to the danger and call Energex on 13 19 62

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