Entegrus strives to minimize power outages and restore power as quickly as possible, but it is best to be prepared for planned and unplanned extended power outages.
- Plan for batteries and other alternative power sources to meet your needs when the power goes out, such as a portable charger or power bank.
- Keeping an up-to-date emergency kit can help you prepare for planned and unplanned extended outages. Visit this page for tips on what should be contained in your kit.
Health and Safety
- Regarding medical concerns and extended outages, please call your family practitioner for further information
- Streetlights and traffic lights can be non-functional during area wide outages. Please keep safety top of mind and use extreme caution during blackout periods.
- Ensure you’re familiar with manual operating instructions of garage doors, electronic locks, etc.
- Keep freezers and refrigerators closed. Use coolers with ice if necessary.
- If you are using a generator, use ONLY outdoors and away from windows. Visit the ESA website for critical information regarding generator safety before installing any type of standby or distributed generation.
- Do not use a gas stove or oven to heat your home.
- Disconnect appliances (such as the stove) and electronics to avoid damage from electrical surges.
- Have alternate plans for refrigerating medicines or using power-dependent medical devices.