Power Outages

Tornadoes, tropical storms and hurricanes, heatwaves and other events can all cause power outages that can last for days or weeks.

Get ready for a power outage

  • Listen to local TV or radio for information about the power outage.
  • Maintain a backup of all critical files on your computer.
  • Plug computers and televisions into surge protectors, or unplug them.
  • Charge any batteries you need to run portable electronic devices that you use regularly.
  • Make sure you can find your emergency supply kit in the dark.
  • Use a flashlight; candles can ignite a gas leak or cause a fire.
  • Be safe with generators and space heaters.
  • Leave one light turned on so you know when power is restored.
  • Stay off the roads.

Be ready. Be willing to help.

Virginia Disaster Relief Fund