At Oshawa Power, our team works hard to keep the power flowing to your home all day, every day but we know that emergencies happen. The best way to minimize the impact of outages on your family is to remain prepared. To help you prepare, we’ve put together a simple guide to assembling your 72-hour emergency kit and developed a list of emergency resources to help keep you safe.
Safety starts at home. Be prepared.
In the event of an emergency, it is best to be prepared to take care of yourself and your family for at least 72 hours. Here are the standard items we suggest keeping in your emergency kit:
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Putting together your household emergency plan should only take about 30 minutes and plays an important part in ensuring your family remains safe and calm in the event of an emergency. Your plan should include:
Once you have created your home emergency plan, multiple copies should be printed and left in an easy-to-find place. We also recommend leaving a copy in your 72-hour emergency kit.
While it may be easy to put together your plan and forget about it, we encourage you to review your plan at least once per year to stay informed and update any outdated information.
It is very important to have a list of emergency contacts handy, including friends and family members. Below are some local services we suggest adding to your contact list to help you stay informed:
If you or a member of your household rely on an electrically-powered medical device, Oshawa Power will notify you of all planned outages affecting your home and ensure restoration to your service address is prioritized when possible. Click here to access our Life Support Program registration form.