Wilson expects snow tonight; be prepared

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Wilson County is expecting to get several inches of snow Tuesday afternoon, stretching into Wednesday morning. That brings the possibility of power outages.

Here are some tips to be prepared:

  • Keep backup batteries and a flashlight handy.
  • Avoid the use of space heaters or candles near blankets, curtains or other flammable fabrics.
  • Do not leave candles or space heaters unattended.
  • Generators should be used only outdoors and in a well-ventilated area.
  • Recharge phones and other electronics before the storm in case the power goes out. Use text messaging to preserve battery life.

Wilson Energy customers who experience an outage should call 252-399-2424 to report it.