Eskom has announced the implementation of Stage 2 load shedding on October 19, 2023, from 16:00 until 05:00. During such power outages, residents are urged to take certain precautions to ensure safety and security.
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It’s essential to maintain alarm system batteries. These backup batteries typically provide power for about eight hours, but their duration can vary based on various factors, including the number of connected devices, battery age, and the frequency of power failures or surges. Frequent outages can significantly impact battery life.
For those with electric fences, make sure they continue to function during power outages by ensuring that they have backup batteries.
When using generators, never operate them indoors, including in your home, garage, or confined spaces. Generators produce carbon monoxide, which can be fatal if not used in well-ventilated areas.
Arriving and Leaving Home
Be extra cautious when arriving or leaving your home in the evenings during load shedding, as street lights and outdoor lighting may not be operational. It’s advisable to keep a flashlight in your car for added safety.
Take the following precautions within your home during load shedding:
- Secure all automated gates and doors.
- Lock all other gates and doors.
- Use caution when using candles, gas, or other lighting sources, as they can pose a fire hazard. Keep a home fire extinguisher on hand.
- Install battery-operated lights strategically within your home.
- Keep motorized gate keys accessible and have reliable padlocks for backup.
- Program your security provider’s contact number in your cell phone for emergencies.
- Ensure your cell phone is fully charged.
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