Storm Safety Tips From The Professional Firefighters Of Vermont
1) Set your refrigerator and freezer to their coldest settings (remember to reset them back to normal once power is restored). During an outage, do not open the refrigerator or freezer door unnecessarily. Food can stay cold in a full refrigerator for up to 24 hours, and in a well-packed freezer for 48 hours (24 hours if it is half-packed).
2) If you have medication that requires refrigeration, check with your pharmacist for guidance on proper storage during an extended outage.
3) Follow the manufacturerʼs instructions and guidelines when using a generator. Always use outdoors, away from windows and doors. Carbon Monoxide (CO) fumes are odorless and can quickly accumulate indoors.
4) Make sure your Smoke and Carbon Monoxide detectors have fresh batteries and are in working order.