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Severe weather can cause outages. Here’s how to prepare.

We understand electricity is the lifeblood that keeps your business humming. That’s why we work hard strengthening and updating the electrical grid to ensure you have safe, reliable power. But ice, snow or strong winds can still sometimes trigger power outages.

Here’s an easy-to-follow plan to help you prepare for severe weather. If your power goes out, you’ll be ready — and we’ll be swinging into action quickly so you can get back to business.

Know how to report an outage

Prep an outage kit

Don’t be caught in the dark! Put these items together, and make sure employees know the location of the kit.
  • Flashlights
  • Car chargers for cellphones or laptop computers
  • Battery-powered or hand-cranked radio
  • Fresh batteries
  • Emergency phone numbers, including PGE outage numbers

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Plan to minimize disruptions and protect equipment

Walk through an outage-response plan with key employees. Think about things like surge protection, electronic door locks, emergency lighting, cash register backups and generators.

Get more details on how to prepare your business for storm season.