Crisis Planning & Evacuation

Tips to Remember in Times of Crisis

Food Supply

  • Stock up on canned goods, juices, power/granola bars, peanut butter and trail mixes.
  • Keep icepacks in the freezer or freeze jugs of water.
  • If and outage occurs, keep refrigerator and freezer doors closed. A full freezer will keep food frozen for 36- 48 hours if you only open the doors when absolutely necessary. A half full freezer usually keeps food frozen for 24 hours.

Shelter and Heating Safety

  • Gather your family in a central location in the house or apartment where you have an alternative heating source.
  • At night pull drapes or blanket across the windows to minimize the amount of heat escaping. During the day open the drapes to let the maximum amount of heat in.
  • If the indoor temperature drops to 55ยบ, open the faucets slightly so that there is a drip. This will prevent the pipes from freezing.
  • If candles and heaters are being used, they should never be left unattended. Pay special attention to children and pets that are near candles or heaters.
  • A fuel-burning heater, such as a kerosene heater, requires proper ventilation to prevent buildup of harmful fumes. Place heaters on a hard, noncombustible surface.
  • Never leave children or pets alone with a portable heater in use.
  • Never use gasoline or other flammable liquids to start or quicken a fire. Always keep a screen around an open flame and don’t close the damper while ashes are still hot.
  • Never use a gas range for room heating.
  • Never use charcoal as an indoor heating or cooking source.

Downed Power Lines

If you see a downed power line call Pascoag Utility immediately 401-568-6222. Always assume that any downed power line you see is live. Some power lines will not spark or burn but they are still live. Any connection that line makes with a nearby object could energize that object as well. Stay well away from that area!

Emergency Information

Call 401-568-6222 to report an outage or downed wire

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