what to pack in your outage emergency kit


  • Emergency radio (battery operated or wind-up)
  • Corded phone and cell phone
  • List of important phone numbers (DP&L Outage Hotline: 877-468-8243)


  • Containers of water or bottled water
  • Non-perishable foods (canned, freeze-dried or dehydrated food, powdered milk, baby supplies for infants)
  • Non-electric can opener


  • Blankets
  • Clock (battery operated or wind-up)
  • Flashlights with batteries (one for every family member)
  • Extra batteries
  • First-aid kit
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Coats, hats and gloves
  • Cash