Prepping ahead of Monday's possible severe weather; Dominion Energy ready to respond

Power crews say to make sure you stay away from any downed power lines
Posted at 5:54 AM, Apr 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-13 05:54:34-04

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. - With the incoming storms on Monday, a lot of people are waking up and worried about losing power.

This is a real concerns for a lot of people, especially since more people are home and won't be leaving for work.

Dominion Energy officials say crews are ready to respond. Here's what they recommend you do right now to make sure you're ready.

If you already have an emergency prep kit, have it handy. If not, you can make sure you know where your flashlight and batteries are right now.

If your power does go out, health officials say it's important to think about food safety.

The FDA says the stuff in your fridge can last about four hours without power if you don't open it.

And remember, a full freezer is better than one that is partially filled. So if you can, pack it with extra ice or freezer packs.

Power crews say to make sure you stay away from any downed power lines. It can be tempting to venture out and see what's happened, but your best bet is to stay inside if you can.

If you come across a downed line, make sure your family, pets and neighbors are staying at least 30 feet away.