At Home At Work
Inside the home:

For your employees and co-workers:
  • Turn your refrigerator to its coldest setting and leave the refrigerator closed. Food will stay fresher longer if the power goes out.
  • Turn off and unplug any unnecessary electrical equipment - especially sensitive electronics.
  • Place important documents in a safe box or other waterproof storage space.
  • Register your electrically operated medical equipment with Ameren.
  • Make sure your storm kit is ready.

Outside the home:

  • Fill your vehicle’s gas tank full.
  • Bring lawn furniture and other loose, lightweight objects inside.
  • If you have a swimming pool, turn off all pumps and filters and wrap them in waterproof materials.
  • Where possible, insulate or cover water lines, hose bibs, etc. when confronted with severe cold weather


  • Develop, post and review emergency plans, including evacuation routes.
  • Designate safe areas where employees should go during a storm. Interior hallways and rooms with no windows are the best locations.
  • Create a communication plan with your employees, including pre-arranged meeting points in case of telephone or cell phone outages.
  • Establish procedures for warning your employees of severe weather.

For your facility:

  • Make multiple back-ups to computer files and data. Store these records in a safe place.
  • Turn off all computers and unplug all lamps, radios and equipment in case of a power surge.
  • Prepare for your short-term and long-term energy needs. Consider installing a generator if necessary.
  • If available, park your vehicles in safe, protected areas, such as a covered garage.
  • Be sure electronic devices have battery backup.
  • Lock drawers and file cabinets.
  • Check first aid kids to make sure all supplies are stocked.


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