Storm Center

Follow these tips to be prepared for storms when they roll through your area.

Be Prepared for Storms!

Storm Checklist

It is important to be prepared for possible power outages when storms are in the forecast. 

To report an outage, call Northern Electric Cooperative at 1-800-529-0310.

Rotate emergency kit supplies on a regular basis to keep them fresh and use the following checklist to prepare for the possibility of outages:

Have Plenty of Food and Water

  • Keep a 3-5 day supply of drinking water in plastic bottles. Plan on at least one gallon of water per person, per day.
  • Store a manual can opener with enough nonperishable foods for 3-5 days.
  • Conserve water by using paper plates and plastic utensils.
  • Have a camp stove or grill for outdoor cooking.

Stay In Touch

  • Make sure all mobile phones, smartphones, and tablets are fully charged before a storm. 
  • Locate all car chargers for phones and tablets so mobile devices can be charged during a prolonged outage. 
  • Have a portable, battery-powered radio and alarm clock.
  • Plan where to meet and how to communicate with family members if separated.
  • Keep essential family member contact information near your phone, in your wallet, and in the glove compartment of a vehicle.

Keep Things Going

  • Keep plenty of gas in your car.
  • Make sure you have a good stock of extra batteries, matches, propane, charcoal, and firewood.

Stay Happy, Healthy and Warm

  • Coordinate with neighbors to care for the elderly and disabled living alone.
  • Maintain a supply of prescriptions, nonprescription drugs, vitamins, and special dietary foods.
  • Put first-aid kits in your home and car.
  • Make sure you have cold weather clothing, blankets, and sleeping bags.
  • Use flashlights and battery-operated lighting instead of candles.
  • Keep fire extinguishers fully charged.
  • Fill your bathtub with water for bathroom use before the storm (if you have a well).