OUTAGE TIPS & RECOMMENDATIONS

OUTAGE TIPS & RECOMMENDATIONS

Trico works year-round to provide dependable electric service. Summer monsoon storms often bring strong winds that cause unexpected damage. Trico is prepared to respond quickly when damage occurs, but outages are still possible. 

Follow these helpful tips and recommendations to be prepared when outages occur.

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FIRST STEPS

Check the fuses/circuit breaker and make repairs if needed. If power is still off, check your neighborhood to see if it’s isolated to your home. To report an outage, call Trico at
(520) 744-2944 or use SmartHub.

MOBILE DEVICES

Have extra batteries and a car charger for your mobile devices. Keep phone use to a minimum and only communicate for safety purposes. Conserve battery by reducing screen brightness, placing your phone in airplane mode, and closing unused apps.

EMERGENCY SUPPLIES

Know the location of flashlights and a radio, and be sure to have extra batteries. Have a supply of water in the house – FEMA recommends a three-day supply.

FOOD STORAGE

Have enough nonperishable food. Keep freezers and refrigerators closed. The fridge will keep food cold for about 4 hours, and a full freezer will keep for about 48 hours. Throw out food if the temperature is 40 degrees or higher.

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SWITCHES

Switch off all unnecessary lights and appliances to prevent overloaded circuits when power is restored.

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VEHICLES

Keep your car gas or electric tank half full. Gas and electric charging stations rely on electricity to power their pumps.

MEDICAL NEEDS

Talk with your medical provider about an outage plan for medical devices powered by electricity/refrigerated medicines. Inform Trico if you have life sustaining equipment and submit this form or contact memberservices@trico.coop.

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