Tips to Stay Warm When You Lose Power in a Blackout

The Doctors

Winter storms are wreaking havoc across the country and it is important to know what steps you can take to stay warm and safe in the event you lose power.

The National Weather Service shares important tips on how to remain warm when the temperatures drop and you are without power, which include:

- Close blinds in your home to keep in hear

- Close off rooms not in use to avoid wasting or losing heat

 - Wear layers of loose-fitting, lightweight, warm clothing

vest

The Ejoy Heated Vest can be worn under a jacket and is battery-powered and has 3 heating levels on the front and back.

- Eat and drink. Food provides the energy that warms the body but avoid alcohol or caffeine

- Stuff towels or rags into the cracks under doors

- During prolonged periods without power, ensure you have extra blankets, sleeping bags, and flashlights

blanket

The Cozee Battery Powered Heated Blanket has a weatherproof exterior shell, can last up to 5 hours, and can be charged in your car.

- Use your gas or wood fireplace - Did you know you can order firewood online and in a variety of sizes

- Use a portable indoor-safe heater (Always ensure it is meant to be used indoors)

heater

This Portable Electric Space Heater can heat a 200 square foot room and has a thermostat control.

- Use a generator to power appliances, but only in a safe and well-ventilated area outside of the home

Solar

The Jackery Portable Power Station Explorer can be recharged via solar power and can be used to power your small appliances.

- When entering and exiting your home, use a garage or porch if possible to help prevent heat loss in your home

Get more cold weather safety resources and information from The National Weather Service.

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