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Tip of the week: Don’t be in the Dark During a Summer Storm.

Tip #2: Check the batteries in your flashlights.

Summer storms commonly cause power outages, which can last anywhere from a few minutes Flashlights in Bad Weatherto several days. When the electricity goes out at night, it can be disorienting, especially for older adults. So, make sure you are prepared for any sudden and widespread loss of electricity.

Don’t leave your loved ones in the dark during storm season:

  • Put flashlights in easy-to-reach places around your home. Night table drawers are a smart place to keep them.
  • Make sure the batteries are fresh and in working order.
  • Make sure everyone in the household knows where the flashlights are kept.

Stay tuned for more weekly safety tips next month!

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Tip of the week: Do you have an Emergency Storm Safety Plan?

At PBE, keeping you and your loved ones safe is our first priority. In our new series, we’ll be Bad Weather Safetyrolling out weekly tips for quick and easy actions you can do TODAY to make your family safer.

Tip #1: Make sure your family knows what to do in case of a weather emergency.

Summer is extreme weather season. With the increase in heat and humidity, dangerous thunderstorms, floods, and tornados can pop up quickly. It’s important to make sure the whole family knows what to do in the event of a summer storm emergency.

Make a plan:

  • Find the safe spots in your home. During a tornado, seek shelter in a lower level or internal room (like a bathroom) without windows.
  • Designate at least one meeting place outside of the home in case family members get separated.
  • Practice the plan with the family by running safety drills.
  • Make an emergency kit with items such as a first aid kit, a flashlight, bottled water, non-perishable and easily transportable foods, etc.

Stay tuned for our other weekly safety tips!

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