Prepare for an Outage

  • Call Before You Dig

    Call Before You Dig

    Call the national 811 Call Before You Dig number or visit one of the websites listed below two working days before you dig or excavate for the location of underground gas and electric lines.

  • Causes

    Causes

    Inland Power is committed to providing safe, reliable service. From time-to-time, events beyond our control create outages.

  • Downed Power Lines

    Downed Power Lines

    If you see a downed power line, move at least 10 feet away from the line and anything touching it and contact Inland Power at 877-668-8243.

  • Portable Generator Safety

    Portable Generator Safety

    Want to be able to use gas or oil in your home when the power is out? Portable generators may be your solution. However, consider these safety tips first.

  • Prepare for an Outage

    Prepare for an Outage

    Inland Power is committed to providing safe, reliable service. From time-to-time, events beyond our control create outages.

  • Restoring Power

    Restoring Power

    Once a power outage is reported, Inland Power & Light works hard to restore your power.

  • Safety During A Power Outage

    Safety During A Power Outage

    When interruptions of electrical service do occur, we will make every effort to restore your power as quickly as possible. In the meantime, here are some tips for staying safe during a power outage.

Preparations

Inland Power is committed to providing safe, reliable service. From time-to-time, events beyond our control create outages. Have these items available in your home should an outage occur:

A three to five day supply of non-perishable food that needs little or no cooking

Blankets and pillows

Portable, battery-powered radio and clock

Flashlights

Extra batteries

Manual can opener, bottle opener and utility knife

First-aid kit

Bottled water (minimum two quarts per person per day, but preferably one gallon per person per day)

Candles

Matches in a waterproof container or a lighter

Cooler (and keep ice or ice packs ready in your freezer)

Personal hygiene, sanitary supplies

Cash (ATMs and banks may not be available)

Pet supplies for three to five days

Playing cards, games and books for entertainment

Preparations for members with special medical needs

Following severe storms, damage to Inland Power’s electric distribution system may be extensive. In that case, it could take hours, or even several days, to complete repairs. In case of severe storms and power outages, members who must have a constant supply of electricity should be prepared with an emergency backup plan. The plan could include arrangements to move to an alternative location, use of a portable generator and/or installation of a battery backup on important electrical devices.