More than 2,700 Penelec and West Penn Power customers, mostly in Huntingdon County, are without power in the Mirror coverage area, according to the utility companies' outage website.
Both utilities offered the following tips:
Keep a flashlight and extra batteries handy. Use care when burning candles; open flames are a fire hazard.
Gather extra blankets or a sleeping bag for each person. Do not use gas stoves, kerosene heaters or other open-flame heat sources to prevent deadly carbon monoxide gas from building up in your home.
If you have a water well and pump, keep an emergency supply of bottled water and/or fill your bathtub with fresh water.
Stock an emergency supply of convenience foods that do not require cooking.
Keep a battery-powered radio with extra batteries on hand. Tune in to a local radio station for current storm information.
Have a hard-wired telephone or a charged cellphone handy in the event you need to report your electricity is out. Mobile phones can be charged in your vehicle using a car charger when power is out. If you have a smartphone, this will ensure you have access to online information sources.
To report a Penelec or West Penn Power outage, call 888-544-4877.