DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Along with keeping tabs on the forecast, Dayton Power and Light has more than 400 people ready to work in the field should severe weather hit the Miami Valley and cause power outages across the region.
Beyond that, DP&L says they are ready for what may come and you should be too.
DP&L says families should make their own emergency outage plans in case your power goes out for several days.
Here are a few tips you can follow to be safe during severe weather:
- Experts stress people should never touch a fallen power line or run extension cords from a neighbor’s home
- Avoid using candles and use flashlights instead
- If you have a portable generator, take extra precautions when it is in use
Bruce Coppock, Director of Operations for DP&L said they take several steps to make sure they are ready for the storms. “(We) Take a look at the entire system holistically, send crews out, answer phones, engineer calls and make sure everything is falling into place from a priority standpoint,” said Coppock.
DP&L also encourages you to unplug sensitive and expensive electronics to prevent damage.
It is also a good idea to make sure your mobile devices are fully charged and ready so you can report an outage and keep in touch with loved ones. Don’t forget to download the Storm Team 2 App so you can stay on top of developing weather, and share what you see with us using the Report It feature.