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Are You Prepared for Storm Season?

Want to look smart if a nasty storm knocks out the power in your neighborhood? Here’s a hint: Outage kits are hip. All the best-dressed homes will be sporting these five essential items.

  • Flashlight
  • Battery-powered radio
  • Battery-powered or wind-up alarm clock
  • Extra batteries
  • Manual can opener
If you’d like to expand your outage kit into a more extensive emergency kit, visit the Red Cross Prepare for Life web site.

Other important outage safety tips:
  • Stay away from downed lines. They don’t have to spark to be live and dangerous. Call New Holstein Utilities immediately.
  • If you or someone in your house depends on life-support equipment, make sure you have a back-up plan for emergencies.
  • As you’re driving, watch out for New Holstein Utilities crews as they work to repair power lines.