As record lows continue to sweep the province, SaskPower is reminding people to be prepared in the event of an extended power outage or an emergency. 

In order to be prepared, the company suggests keeping a corded phone in the house, plugging in sensitive electronic equipment through surge-protector bars, maintaining heating equipment, as well as having an outage kit prepared. 

It is recommended that households have basic supplies on hand, and be prepared to be self-sufficient for a minimum of 72 hours. 

A basic emergency kit includes: 

  • Water — at least one gallon for each member of your household, per day. 
  • Food — non-perishable, easy to prepare items. Include a manual can opener (or a multi-purpose tool). Flashlights — include extra batteries and make sure the flashlight is functional.
  • Candles can be included but must only be used by adults and never by children. Keep candles away from flammable material (such as curtains). 
  • First-Aid Kit — include essential medications and required medical items. If you have medication that needs to be refrigerated, consult with your pharmacist for guidance on proper storage during an extended outage. A battery-powered or hand-crank clock and radio. Blankets and warm clothing. 

SaskPower does not anticipate any long-term outages, however being prepared can be critical in an emergency. 

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