Preparation Kit - Be Ready

Before the storm. Prepare a severe weather emergency kit. When Mother Nature and severe weather hits that result in a power outage, you will be safer and less inconvenienced if you have the following emergency supplies on hand: • Weather radio • Flashlight with fresh batteries • Radio with fresh batteries • Extra batteries • Lighter • Candles • Matches • Blankets • Wind-up clocks • Firewood & kindling • Manual can opener • Charcoal grill with charcoal • Paper plates and plastic utensils • Non-perishable food • Bottled water Weathering the storm: Here are some helpful safety tips for weathering the storm without power: • Keep your refrigerator and freezer closed. Food will last more than 72 hours if the door is not continuously being opened. • Turn off every inside light except one. • Turn down your thermostat. • Close windows and tape drapes to save heat. • Pick one room to stay in on the warm side of the house (one with a fireplace is best). • Close the doors to the rest of the house and use blankets to insulate your windows. • Never use your gas kitchen range/oven for heat. • Turn off and unplug unnecessary appliances. • When the power comes back on, slowly switch your appliances and lights back on and gradually return your thermostat to its normal setting. • VERY IMPORTANT: Make sure your service connection (weatherhead) is in proper working order so utility crews will be able to connect your power. Utility companies are responsible only for power to your meter base. Call an electrician to repair your weatherhead if it has been damaged. If crews arrive to restore your power and your home’s weatherhead is not in working order, they will be unable to connect your electricity.

Ozark Electricn Coop. @ 2018

Mt. Vernon

417-466-2144

P.O. Box 420

10943 Hwy 39

Mt. Vernon, MO 65712

Hours 7:30am - 4:30pm Mon-Fri

Ozark Electric Cooperative Inc.

Nixa

417-725-5160

P.O. Box 1050

2007 James River Court (Hwy AA)

Nixa, MO 65714

Hours 7:30am - 4:30pm Mon-Fri

Cape Fair

417-538-2273

P.O. Box 287

7928 State Hwy 76

Cape Fair, MO 65624

Hours 7:30am - 12:00pm

Then 1:00pm - 4:30pm     Mon-Fri