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Be Prepared for a Power Outage

Learn how to prepare for power outage (utility failure).


Create a disaster plan:

Related UC San Diego resources:


  • Turn on your flashlight.
  • Turn off all electrical devices to avoid a surge during re-powering. You can leave one task light turned on to determine when service is restored.
  • Evacuate to your designated assembly area for headcount and further instructions. Do not take the elevator.
  • Take your personal belongings and emergency supply kit when leaving.
  • Call to notify Facilities Management, (858) 534-2930.


  • Check with officials before attempting to return.
  • Be careful about fires, downed power lines, and other hazards.
  • Know how to safely re-start electrical devices when power is restored.
Contact EH&S Emergency Management & Business Continuity, (858) 246-0695.