Storm Candle

During a power failure, a votive candle contained in glass can provide bright, continuous light for many hours and even days. A flashlight may only work for a few hours. The flame on a votive candle is also safe from drafts and sudden blasts of wind. Votive candle are widely available in grocery stores.
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Bad Wiring

Electrical wiring should always be installed by a licensed electrician and inspected by your local wiring inspector. Your house or apartment may be inadequately wired if: Lights dim and motors slow down when an appliance goes on; Fuses blow or circuit breakers trip frequently; Toasters or irons fail to heat properly; The television picture shrinks.
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Rooftop Antennas

Before you install a rooftop antenna or satellite dish, be sure it is away from any power lines. It's best to locate antennas and dishes where they won't touch or fall on electrical lines if they happen to be blown off. Also, be sure to properly ground them to avoid any electrical damage to your home and appliances.
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Flood Prep – Electrical

Keep these points in mind when you have your electrical system components raised:

a) Electrical system modifications must be done by a licensed contractor, who will ensure that the work is done correctly and according to all applicable codes. This is important for your safety.

b) Your contractor should check with the local power company about the maximum height that the electric meter can be raised.

c) If your house is equipped with an old-style fuse box or low-amperage service, you may want to consider upgrading to a modern circuit breaker system and higher-amperage service, especially if you have large appliances or other electrical equipment that draws a lot of power.
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Battery Life

Batteries will keep their charge longer if they're kept cool. Warmer temperatures will shorten their life. Always recharge a battery right after it is used. Never store an uncharged battery and recharge unused batteries every two months.
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Ceiling Outlets

When wiring or rewiring your workshop, consider installing extra outlets in the ceiling, positioned over groupings of power tools. Ceiling outlets can be more accessible and can help eliminate tripping over extension cords. If you are setting up or remodeling your workshop, also plan to install at least one outlet every 3 ft. around the perimeter.
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