Stock flashlights and extra batteries, candles, a battery-powered radio, water, nonperishable food and other supplies for use during a power outage. Don’t use a gas stove or charcoal fire indoors for heat or illumination. Unplug or switch off electrical appliances to avoid a power surge when power is restored. Stay away from downed power lines. Call the United Illuminating Company at 1-800-722-5584 to report the power outage.