Tip #2: Check the batteries in your flashlights.
Summer storms commonly cause power outages, which can last anywhere from a few minutes to 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!