Illinois Residents Urged to Follow Safety Tips During Power Outages


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Kankakee, IL – Recent severe weather has led to widespread power outages across Illinois, prompting local officials to offer essential safety tips for residents to manage the situation effectively and safely.

According to the Illinois Emergency Management Agency, residents should unplug electronics and appliances to prevent damage when power is restored. This includes televisions, computers, and kitchen appliances. Generators should only be used outdoors and away from windows to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. Additionally, residents are advised not to use gas stoves for heating, as this can lead to dangerous conditions.

The agency emphasizes the importance of keeping refrigerator and freezer doors closed to maintain food safety. Solar landscape lights can provide hours of low-level lighting, conserving flashlight batteries for more critical tasks. Another crucial tip is to never use grills inside garages or homes for heating or cooking, as this poses a significant fire hazard.

Residents are encouraged to report power outages to local officials to expedite repair efforts. When driving, be extra cautious as traffic lights may be out, necessitating four-way stops at intersections.

For ongoing updates and more detailed information, residents are urged to visit By following these guidelines, Illinois residents can stay safe and mitigate the impacts of power outages during severe weather conditions.


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