|Will my gas heater work?
No. Thermostats, furnace fans and blowers all run on electricity
How can I stay warm?
Wear extra layers of clothes and use several layers of blankets.Do not get wet if there is no way to get dry.
Drink and eat enough to preserve health.
Close off all rooms that are not in use and do not need to be heated. To keep rooms warm, close curtains, shades or drapes. Cover doors and windows.
How can I safely use alternate heat sources?
Do not burn anything inside your home without
adequate ventilation to the outdoors.
Have enough fuel available for alternate heat sources,
such as wood for a wood stove.
Never use gas ovens, gas ranges, barbecues, and most portable or propane heaters for indoor heating. These units use oxygen and create carbon monoxide that can cause suffocation.
Before using an alternate heat source, read the manufacturer’s instructions.
Have firefighting materials: dry powder, fire extinguisher,
heavy tarp or blanket, water.