Multiple tornadoes impacted western and middle Tennessee on March 2-3, 2020. The tornadoes created a path more than 50 miles long of devastation, leaving thousands of people without power, hundreds of injuries, and at least 24 fatalities.
Nashville Electric Service crews worked non-stop to restore power and replace hundreds of broken power poles. With the threat of even more severe weather this week and throughout the month of March, we want to talk about power outage preparedness.
Severe weather is usually unexpected, or people don’t think it will happen to them. The most important thing you can do is try to prepare and have a plan in place for when disaster strikes. Make sure you have a designated room in the lowest floor of your home or storm cellar. If you don’t have a floor underground stay in an interior room away from windows, like a closet or in your bathtub, and protect your head from flying debris. Keep essentials in your safe room like water, food, flashlights, and medication.
Take warnings seriously, you never know when a false alarm could become a tornado. Stay away from windows in your home. Do not try to outrun a tornado and never seek shelter under an overpass. Get down as low as you can in a ditch and cover your head.
When a town is impacted by disaster there is typically a long period of time without power. Be ready for that with a generator and AC WORKS® adapters to power the necessities in your home during that time. If you have questions on how to prepare for a power outage contact our sales engineers.
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