NEW JERSEY (OCN) — New Jersey residents and businesses are waking up to find out that they have no juice for breakfast. Thunderstorms raced across areas of New Jersey knocking down trees which took out power in certain areas and caused damaged homes and vehicles.
With the state facing high temperatures, residents are badly in need of electricity to power their refrigerators and air conditioners. Unfortunately, six people are reported dead so far due to the heat.
What can one do before a power outage? Read below to find out.
Keep a non-cordless phone in the home. Cordless phones tend to need power to operate and will not function when the base is unpowered.
Keep matches on hand and away from children. A few stoves needs electricity to create a spark to light the stove. Without matches, you will not be unable to prepare a meal without them. Also, should you be without power at night, you can use them to light your candles.
Batteries are a must to keep on hand to power your flashlight and radio to keep up with the news.
Candles can create a little warmth especially on a cold night. These should be keep away from children so they do not become a hazzard to property and life.
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