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August 29, 2022

How to prepare for a 72-hour emergency

In the past year, we’ve experienced heavy snow and ice, strong winds, flooding, thunderstorms, and tornadoes that closed roads, took down power and telecommunication lines, and more. These weather events have caused significant property damage and in some cases, extended electricity outages. In the blink of an eye, we can find ourselves without the ability to cook, travel, keep cool or warm, or even access the basics like electricity and running water for longer than a few hours.

September is National Preparedness Month, and at South Central Power Company, we want to help you prepare for the possibility of a disaster and to help keep your family safe while emergency workers like your South Central Power line workers work around the clock to get your power restored. While we’re repairing the electrical system, the right supplies can help you can ride out the difficult hours and days in the wake of a disaster.

How can you prepare for a disaster?

Check out our resources at and get started with these six essentials for your 72-hour disaster kit:
• First-aid kit, including prescriptions
• Nonperishable food
• Water: One gallon per day for each member of your household
• Flashlight and extra batteries
• Sleeping bags/warm blankets
• Fully charged cellphone and car or solar charger

Don’t forget to download the South Central app on your smartphone to report outages, get updates and see our outage map.

From the September 2022 issue of Ohio Cooperative Living.