Use flame or electrical items if gas odor is detected
Use the telephone unless necessary
One of the greatest hindrances in restoring services is people sight-seeing on foot or in vehicles in problem areas. Remember that under certain circumstances persons interfering with emergency services to a stricken area are subject to arrest.
Things to Consider
Drive cautiously and only in emergency
If trees are blocking your street, report it to the Department of Public Works
Leave the house if gas is leaking inside or nearby
Make arrangements for salvaging frozen food if power is estimated to be off over 24 hours
Report broken gas or water mains to the respective companies.
Report downed wires to N-Star
Will family member need electricity for life support