If Summer Outages Happen, Be Prepared with Tips and a Checklist

Reliability is a central mission for Idaho Power. The company is proud to keep customers’ lights on and air conditioners humming 99.96% of the time. Rare as they are, outages can be a major inconvenience, especially if they occur during extreme weather like the record-setting temperatures our region has seen the last several weeks.

With wildfire season in full swing and summer storms on the horizon, now is a good time to prepare for possible summer power outages.

Idaho Power has developed safety tips and a checklist to help customers prepare for unexpected outages. Items on the list include signing up for outage alerts, learning how to manually open garage doors or security gates and assembling a kit that includes bottled water, flashlights, extra batteries and many other items that come in handy when the lights go out.

If the power goes out, customers can check Idaho Power’s outage map, which includes helpful information, such as when the company expects to restore power.

For the full checklist and more information on preparing for outages, visit idahopower.com/outagetips.

Sven Berg
Communications Specialist