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• Electric Outage Service Credits & Surviving Power Outages PDF icon This fact sheet from the Michigan Public Service Commission provides helpful information about outage conditions that may qualify for a credit, being prepared for a power outage, what to do when power is lost, and things to consider when a power outage occurs during winter.

• Power Outage Information The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers these tips to help you prepare for and cope with sudden loss of power including: food safety, safe drinking water, first aid for electrical shock, power line hazards and cars, safety at work during power recovery, and the impact on vaccine supplies during a power outage.

• Carbon Monoxide Poisoning After a Disaster Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless, colorless gas that can cause sudden illness and death if inhaled. Visit this website from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for fact sheets, public service announcements, and additional resources on avoiding tragedy caused by exposure to carbon monoxide.

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