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Helpful Home Safety Tips During A Power Outage | HUB Insurance Hunter Blog

September 26th, 2011  |  Insurance

A power outage, especially during the winter, can quickly turn into a serious situation if you are not prepared for it. With the cold winter weather and resulting power outages we have experienced in Ontario and across Canada this winter, knowing what to do during a power outage is essential to stay warm and keep safe.

Here are some things you need to do if you experience a power outage: 

  • Turn on the news to find out about the extent of the power outage. A few hours are manageable, but if it is expect to last longer, you will need to start planning to keep family and your home protected. Periodically check in on the news to stay up to date.
  • Get out your winter emergency kit.
  • Light the heat sources that you have accessible. This could be candles, the fireplace, or even a backup generator.
  • Gather the whole family in one room and use this room to keep warm during the outage.
  • Refrain from going in and out of the house (you will be letting out the warm air).
  • Find things to do to pass the time and keep your family occupied.
  • If the power outage is expected to last more than 24 hours, consider going to a heating shelter, stay with friends or family, or check in at a hotel in the area.

To learn more about what you should do during a power outage, take a look at the informative HUB Insurance Hunter blog. If you are in the market for a quote, get3 quotes in 3 minutes using our online quoting tool at Getting an insurance quote is that quick and easy with us! 

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