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Severe weather can happen at any time, in any part of the country. That’s why it’s important for your community to be ready for severe weather events — and to understand the fire risks that can come with them.
Alert your community to these potential fire hazards during severe weather:
Share these messages about steps residents can take to prevent fires during and after a severe weather event.
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Some smoke alarms may use your home’s electrical system and could stop working during a power outage. Make sure your smoke alarm has a back-up battery and replace the battery at least once a year. Smoke alarm tips
Never thaw frozen pipes with a blow torch or other open flame. Use hot water or a device, like a hair dryer, that is listed by a certified testing laboratory.