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What advice can you give me to help me cope in a power cut?

  • You may be concerned at this time about the food in your fridge and freezer. Food should keep for between 4-6 hours in the fridge and 15-24 hours in the freezer if you can avoid opening it. 
  • Unplug any sensitive appliances until your power comes back on.
  • Remember that many modern home phones, particularly cordless ones, may not work in a power cut.
  • Leave one light switched on so you know when the power returns. 
  • Limit the use of your laptop and smart phone to retain battery power.
  • Keep an eye on any elderly or ill neighbours.

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