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Bedford, TX Office of Emergency Management
Thursday August 4th, 2011 :: 09:44 a.m. CDT


Urgent - Power Outages Possible Each Day This Week – Rolling Brown Outs Can Be Prevented-Cut Back On Power Use 3PM - 7PM BOEM

With temperatures soaring into the triple digits each day this week, power outages are possible due to high electricity usage. Please delay using electrical appliances such as dish washers and washing machines from 3 to 7 p.m. (peak usage period) for the remainder of the week. Something simple as turning off lights when not in use will help. This will conserve energy to help keep us cool.

PowerfulAdvice for Warm Weather
PowerfulAdvice is brought to you by the Public Utility Commission of Texas to educate and inform Texans about energy conservation. Efficient use of energy will lower your electricity bills and reduce the strain on the state's electric grid during the hot summer months. You will find no- or low-cost changes that will reduce your electricity consumption and resources to help you make energy efficient upgrades to your home.

Today's Alert:
Conservation Needed
Power Watch

•Turn off all unnecessary lights, appliances, and electronic equipment.
•When at home, close blinds and drapes that get direct sun, set air conditioning thermostats to 78 degrees or higher, and use fans in occupied rooms to make it feel cooler.
•When away from home, set air conditioning thermostats to 85 degrees and turn all fans off before you leave. Block the sun by closing blinds or drapes on windows that will get direct sun.
•Do not use your dishwasher, laundry equipment, hair dryers, coffee makers, or other home appliances during the peak hours of 3 PM to 7 PM.
•Avoid opening refrigerators or freezers more than necessary.
•Use microwaves for cooking instead of an electric range or oven.
•Set your pool pump to run in the early morning or evening instead of the afternoon.
•Check out other no- or low-cost conservation tips or other energy efficiency improvements you can make to your home by clicking on the links to the right.
•Go to to see if you can save money by switching to a lower cost retail electricity provider. Your choice of electric provider does not affect the reliability of your electric service, the frequency or duration of outages, or the time it will take to have your electric service restored if an outage occurs.


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Bedford Office of Emergency Management 08/03/2011

Bedford, TX Office of Emergency Management
1816 Bedford Rd
Bedford, TX 76021

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 817-952-2500

Rick Nash

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