What You Can Do to Stay Safe During a Power Outage

The hurricane Idalia made landfall early Wednesday on Florida’s Gulf Coast as a powerful Category 3 storm. It was reportedly the strongest hurricane to make landfall in the Big Bend region in more than 125 years, and the storm is causing flooding in some areas, leaving more than 217,000 people were without electricity in Georgia, more than 214,000 in Florida, and another 22,000 in South Carolina, according to poweroutage.us. Here’s what you can do to stay safe during a power outage:

In addition, don’t venture into the water that still filled the streets. This can pose a threat to your safety as floodwaters in the streets can hide debris, sharp objects, power lines, and other dangerous items. Additionally, floodwaters often contain sewage and bacteria, and exposure to this water can lead to serious illness or infection.


We hope the storm ends soon and everyone is safe!