If your Electricity goes out
Call the Delano Municipal Utility office to report the problem. The emergency outage number is (763)972-0557. Keep this number near your phone.
Stay away from downed power lines. Treat all power lines as though they are energized and report downed line to the Delano Municipal Utility.
Use flashlights or battery operated lanterns for additional light.
Keep freezers and refrigerators closed to help preserve food; keep ice in your freezer in advance.
If you must drive, respect all intersections as four-way stops.
If you have water in your basement as a result of a storm, be alert to the risk of shock. Do not use electric appliances near water even on a wet floor.
If the Power is out for an Extended Period
Keep freezers and refrigerators closed. Foods will stay frozen for 12 to 48 hours.
Turn off electric burners and ovens.
Turn off radios, TVs, VCRs, and computers. If you don’t have reliable surge protectors, unplug these devices before power is restored.
Dishwashers, clothes washers, and dryers may be left on. Appliances will resume their cycles once power is restored.
Preparing for a Power Outage
Install surge protectors for critical electric devices.
Keep battery-operated flashlights, radios, and alarm clocks handy.
Have a cellular phone in your house.
Keep a list that includes Delano Municipal Utilities office number and other emergency numbers.
(763)-972-0557 During Business Hours
(651)229-4054 After Business Hours