Freezing rain, sleet storms, cold snaps, heat waves, and even high winds can overload the electric power system. Among the many threats that come with severe weather conditions is the possibility of a prolonged power outage.
To ensure your household is prepared, consider these tips and plan ahead.
In a power-related emergency, we recommend you call the local utility company for your area to report an incident. They are responsible for maintaining and repairing your area's lines, poles, and meters. Therefore, they need to know when something happens that may require their attention.
For more information on hazards in Alberta, contact your municipality or community's Director of Emergency Management or the Alberta Emergency Management Agency at 780-422-9000 (Dial 310-0000 for toll-free access outside Edmonton). You can also visit www.aema.alberta.ca.
Power Outages - Alberta Emergency Management Agency. [cited 2022 October] Available at URL: https://www.alberta.ca/alberta-emergency-management-agency.aspx.
Note: These tips are suggested as general practices. However, actual results may vary.