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Prepare for Power Outages

With the onset of summer, we can expect thunderstorms, resulting in power outages and downed wires in some cases.

First Energy has provided a list of precautions homeowners can take in case our area experiences storm damage.

To prepare for a power outage: 

  • Keep a flashlight and extra batteries on hand.
  • Stock a supply of foods that do not require cooking.
  • Have a battery-powered radio.
  • Have a hard-wired telephone or a charged cell phone.


In case of downed wires: 

  • Report downed wires to police or fire officials or to The Illuminating Co.
  • Don’t try to remove trees from power lines. Wait for utility crews.


For more information, visit To report an outage, call (888) 544-4877. For updates via Twitter, use @IlluminatingCo.

Customers can subscribe to receive alert notifications via e-mail or text message by texting REG to 544487 (LIGHTS) or by visiting


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