Power Outage Emergency Information

  • Keep a flashlight with fresh batteries on hand.  Do not use candles as a light source.
  • Turn off or unplug all electrical equipment and appliances that were in use before the power outage.
  • Leave one light turned on so you know when the power is back on.
  • Leave the refrigerator/freezer doors closed as much as possible to conserve the cold.
  • Use the phone for emergencies only.  Listening to the radio can provide you updates on the outage.
  • Remember automated banking systems, elevators, and other electric conveniences will not work.
  • If it is hot out, attempt to keep cool by closing blinds or moving to the lowest floor of your building.
  • If it is cold, put on layers of clothing to keep warm. Never use any kind of fuel such as charcoal or sterno as a heat source indoors.
  • If the power will be out for a long period of time, make alternative housing arrangements through a friend or family member.
  • Keep your computer files backed up to reduce data loss when an outage does occur.

For more information, please see: Power Outage Response Guide>>

UD Police can be contacted by dialing (937) 229-2121 or 911 (UD phone)