Severe weather seems to be all around us these days, with headlines about high winds, local flooding, and paths of destruction making their way into newscasts here in Maine and throughout the country.
The key to protecting your family in the event of severe weather is to plan ahead! Here are seven suggestions for how to do that in your propane-powered home.
Work with your family to make an emergency preparedness plan – for tips on how to do write one, see the ready.gov website. Don’t forget your pets, either.
If severe weather is forecast,
Make sure you have enough propane gas to last for at least a week after the storm ends in case there are road closures
Listen to your local authorities for instructions regarding local safety and evacuations
If you think that any of your propane appliances have been damaged by weather or flooding, have them tested by a professional before attempting to use them. And always remember: If you shut down your gas supply, even temporarily, the law requires you to contact a licensed professional to restart you system.