Red Cross shares tips for prolonged power outages during wildfire season

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LOS ANGELES — As Southern California faces red flag warnings for critical wildfire conditions and projected power outages, the American Red Cross Los Angeles Region offers tips for how to keep everyone as comfortable and safe as possible. “For prolonged power outages, there are ways that you can minimize loss and keep your loved ones as comfortable as possible,” said Jarrett Barrios, CEO of the Red Cross LA. “Talk with your family about safety steps that can be taken – not just for facing a power outage but about how to prevent a wildfire and what to do if one occurs." Here are 6 tips everyone should keep in mind when dealing with a possible power outage: Use flashlights in the dark — not candles. Eliminate unnecessary travel, especially by car. Traffic lights w
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