Be Prepared for Outages

Weather in Texas can be unpredictable. Between high winds, ice storms, flooding and more, it’s important to be prepared for emergencies and the power outages that may result.

PEC’s Emergency Operations Plan provides us with an orderly, coordinated approach to electric service restoration during emergency situations. Make sure you have a plan, too: Use the tips below to prepare for emergencies or power outages.

  • Create an emergency preparedness kit, including a flashlight and batteries, cash, first aid supplies, water and nonperishable food items.
  • Make sure to have battery-powered chargers for cell phones and other necessary devices. If you anticipate an outage, charge your phone and devices in advance.
  • Try to keep your vehicle’s fuel tank at least half full. Gas stations depend on electricity to operate pumps.
  • Store bottles of water in your refrigerator or freezer. This serves as back-up drinking water and also helps keep perishables cold longer if an outage occurs.
  • If you have an automatic garage door, make sure it has a manual release feature.
  • If continuous electric service is required for health or safety reasons, submit an application for our Medical Necessity Program and install a generator. Never operate a generator indoors. Important: Please notify PEC before installing a generator. Learn more about generator safety.