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Avista tips for ways you can prepare for a power outage

LEWISTON, ID - KLEW cares about you. We hope for the best but want to prepare for the worst, and in case of a power outage, here are just a few things you should know.

According to Avista, keep emergency supplies on hand including flashlights' with fresh batteries, portable battery-powered radio, wind-up or battery-powered clock, water and non-perishable food, and a manual can opener. Also make sure your cell phones and tablets are fully charged.

Experts said you should still be on alert, and watch out for falling limbs, downed power lines, and any flying debris. If you can, stay indoors. Also, stay away from any lines that have fallen. Cable, phone, and power lines look alike, so the best thing to do is call it in and don't touch it.

Cell phones work during power outages, but cordless phones don't.

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