BOUNTIFUL—When the lights go out it is annoying, but what happens if there is a major power outage? Would you know what to do?
Bountiful, West Bountiful, Woods Cross and Centerville cities are sponsoring an electrical power preparedness seminar Sept. 17, 2015 to inform the public of what to expect if an outage occurs.
The seminar will answer questions such as:
•What can residents expect in a major earthquake or other disaster with our electrical power?
•How long would we expect to be without power in such a situation?
•What can we do as residents to prepare for a major disaster, and are there any restrictions by local government on how we can generate backup power for our homes?
Presenters will also provide specific strategies for residents to prepare for an outage through backup generators, whole house natural gas backup power systems and solar power systems for backup purposes. Information on backup fuel storage and general safety guidelines will also be provided.
Commercial vendors will be available to answer questions about redundant power systems (standalone generators, whole house backup systems and solar power).
The seminar is from 7 – 8 p.m. at the South Davis Junior High School cafeteria. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Cacey Bowen at 801-809-7590.