Stay Prepared During Peak Hurricane Season
September 9, 2021
Hurricane season is at its peak from mid-August to late October, and as North Carolinians know too well, any part of our state can be impacted by a hurricane – not just the coast. As the frequency and intensity of these storms increases, it’s more important than ever for our members to make hurricane safety and preparedness a priority.
Union Power is prepared to respond if severe weather causes power outages and encourages you to prepare by taking simple steps, including:
- Outline a communication and evacuation plan for your family before a hurricane or storm warning is issued to minimize confusion and fear. If you have pets or livestock, include them in your plan.
- Sign up for local weather alerts and warnings.
- Follow Union Power Cooperative on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to stay informed about the weather, outages, and other information.
- Bookmark our online outage map to access real-time outage updates: outages.union-power.com.
- Review safety tips and information at union-power.com/outages-safety.
In the event of a power interruption, members should report outages by calling 800-794-4423. Members are also reminded to never go near or drive over downed power lines, as they may remain energized.
Storm Preparedness Checklist
- Important documents sealed in a watertight plastic bag
- Three days’ worth of non-perishable food, water, and medication
- First-aid kit
- Battery-powered radio
- Extra batteries
- Personal hygiene items
- Extra clothes and blankets
- Food and other supplies for pets