TORONTO, Dec. 15, 2017 /CNW/ – Stuck on what to get someone for the holidays? A Toronto Hydro survey conducted earlier this year showed only 9% of customers have emergency preparedness kits. This holiday season is the perfect opportunity to help loved ones be better prepared for unexpected events.
While power outages are usually short and don’t happen often, we advise our customers they should be prepared to be without power for up to 72 hours in an emergency. While out shopping for holiday gifts, we’re encouraging everyone to take a minute to pick up items such as extra batteries, a flashlight, water and a radio. As you cross items off your list, you’ll also be helping friends and family get prepared for potential outages.
When building an emergency kit, remember:
We also recommend that you customize your kit to your family – aging parents, young children and pets may require more preparation.
“This holiday season is the perfect time to prepare an emergency kit for yourself and your loved ones. Picking up some key items while out shopping can minimize inconvenience and help you stay safe in the event of a prolonged power outage.”
–Tori Gass, Media Relations Specialist, Toronto Hydro
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