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Severe weather safety reminders

Severe storms including tornadoes resulted in damage, injuries and 11 deaths in the South and Midwest on Friday March 31-Saturday April 1. AEP Ohio has issued the following reminders on safety precautions:

"We strongly encourage customers with life-supporting medical equipment to have a backup power source and an alternate plan in the event of a power outage.

"As we get ready for the latest incoming weather, you too can prepare yourself and your loved ones by following these tips: 

"Develop an emergency preparedness plan for you and your family. Contact family, friends and neighbors who are elderly or have a medical condition — and don’t forget to include your pets in your planning.

"Assemble or refresh an emergency kit that includes (at minimum) non-perishable food, water, a flashlight, batteries, a battery-powered radio, a first aid kit, any necessary medications, fully charged portable chargers, extra cash and maps of your area.

"Remember to secure any loose objects outside of your home such as furniture, umbrellas or trampolines that could become airborne in strong winds.



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