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Check out the latest power outages in Shelby County…Tips to stay safe in tonight’s freeze

City of Millington Updates:

City Offices will open at 10 a.m. on Tuesday.  Millington Court will open at 1 p.m.  Sanitation crews will run Monday’s and much of Tuesday’s route on Tuesday.  Crews will collect the remainder of Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s route on Wednesday.
Memphis Light, Gas and Water’s Electric Outage Summary Map, showing you general information about the outage level across Shelby County. winter mix 4

KEY MEASURES FOR WINTER STORM PREPAREDNESS AT HOME

Maintain ventilation when using kerosene heaters to avoid build-up of toxic fumes. Refuel kerosene heaters outside and keep them at least three feet from flammable objects.

Always read, follow, and save the manufacturer’s operating instructions for your generator.

Never use a generator inside your home, garage, crawl space, or other enclosed areas. Carbon monoxide fumes are odorless and can quickly overwhelm you indoors. Only use your generator outdoors, away from open windows, vents, or doors that could allow CO fumes inside.

Use a battery-powered carbon monoxide alarm in the area you are running a generator.

Never operate the generator near combustible materials.

Generators produce powerful voltage so never operate them under wet conditions. Take precautions to protect your generator from exposure to rain and snow

Do not use propane grills for cooking in enclosed areas.

Be sure you have adequate clothing and blankets to keep you warm.

Have sufficient heating fuel in case you become isolated in your home and regular fuel sources are cut off.

Store a good supply of dry, seasoned wood for your fireplace or wood-burning stove.

Bring pets/companion animals inside during winter weather. Move other animals or livestock to sheltered areas with non-frozen drinking water.Open faucets to allow steady drip to help prevent freezing.

Open faucets to allow steady drip to help prevent freezing

If the pipes freeze, remove any insulation or layers of newspapers and wrap pipes in rags

Completely open all faucets and pour hot water over the pipes, starting where they were most exposed to the cold (or where the cold was most likely to penetrate)

 

  • Memphis Light, Gas and Water’s Electric Outage Summary Map, showing you general information about the outage level across Shelby County.

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