Preparing for Outages

When severe weather's coming your way, it pays to be ready for tough conditions.

Weather isn't always predictable, which is why preparing ahead of time is never a bad idea. Follow the checklist below to make sure you have what you need in an outage situation.

In advance of severe weather...

  • Get gas

    Fill up your car with gas ahead of time.

  • Charge your phone

    Keep your phone and other necessary electronics charged up.

  • Bring pets indoors

    Bring pets inside or to sheltered areas and make sure they have water.

  • Have a shelter plan

    Know where to go during a tornado or ice storm. Find a list of shelters near you.

  • Stock up

    Grab groceries, water and necessary medicines or prescriptions.

  • Save online resources

    Know where to report an outage, view the outage map or find severe weather safety tips.

  • Make a kit

    Store first-aid supplies, phone numbers/records, flashlights, batteries, water and non-perishable food

  • Consider medical equipment

    If you rely on electronic medical equipment, consider a backup generator or our medical customer program.

How does Evergy prepare?

We also stay prepared for severe weather by...

  • Conducting practice drills and trimming trees year-round to minimize potential damage.
  • Putting additional crew members and tree crews on alert when severe weather's on its way.
  • Sending out crews in 16-hour shifts until power is restored in storm and outage situations.
  • Reaching out to the Midwest Mutual Assistance Group and crews from neighboring utilities in major storm or outage events.