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Storm Preparedness Checklist

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    How do I prepare for a storm?

    Living in South Georgia, we face the prospect of severe storms every summer. Hurricane season begins June 1st and lasts until November 30th. Grady EMC encourages our members to be prepared and to create a plan on what to do in the event of a storm. To help you in your preparation, we have created the Grady EMC Storm Preparedness Checklist below.

    Safety Reminders

    • During storms, stay in a safe area of your home, away from windows
    • Always stay away from downed power lines

    Emergency Kit Checklist

    • Grady EMC phone numbers & your account information
    • Water (one gallon per person per day, for at least three days)
    • Food (at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food)
    • Manual can opener
    • Flashlight & extra batteries
    • Toolkit
    • First aid kit & prescriptions
    • Sanitation & hygiene items
    • Battery-powered radio & extra batteries (preferably an NOAA Weather Radio)

    Generator Use

    • To protect our linemen, register your generator with Grady EMC
    • Be sure to install your generator according to its instructions – an improperly installed generator is extremely dangerous to linemen)
    • Always operate your generator outside and protect it from moisture 

    Food Safety Guidelines

    • Keep refrigerator & freezer doors closed as much as possible

      • An unopened refrigerator keeps food cold for 4 hours
      • A full, unopened freezer keeps food cold for about 48 hours (24 hours for a half-full freezer)
      • Discard refrigerated or frozen food that has been at room temperature for 2 hours or more