Hurricane Florence: Power outage tips and resources

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When the electricity goes out during a storm, avoid downed power lines. Power lines hidden in floodwaters can also pose an electrocution risk. (AP Photo/Tim Aylen)

Hundreds of thousands of residents in the Carolinas are without power as the remnants of Florence move inland. Check out these ways to stay safe during a power outage and hacks to keep in mind during the blackout from AccuWeather:

How to stay safe when the power goes out during a hurricane
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When the electricity goes out during a storm, avoid downed power lines. Power lines hidden in floodwaters can also pose an electrocution risk.

What to know about generators before a power outage
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A power generator could come in handy during a blackout and could even keep hundreds of dollars of food from spoiling.

Preparing for a long-term power outage
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AccuWeather shares the best way to prepare for a long-term power outage.

How to keep food safe during a power outage
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If you lose power, follow these steps to keep your refrigerated and frozen food safe for as long as possible.

Hurricane hacks: Food in the washing machine and more
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Before Hurricane Florence hits, take a look at these hacks to store food and other things.

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