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Blackouts and power outages frequently occur during the summer months when high numbers of people and businesses are operating air cooling systems simultaneously thus overwhelming the power grid and causing shutdowns. Power outages occur without notice, and could potentially be deadly during extreme heat. Many commercial buildings have backup generators that allow emergency systems such as exit signs and stairwell lighting to continue to function; however full electrical functions will remain off line until we resolves the outage problem. Therefore, it is best to be prepared for a power outage.
In the event of a power outage, elevators are programmed to return to the main floor and the doors will open. If an entrapment does occur, follow the instructions below:
Keep the following emergency supplies on hand:
b. Disposable batteries
d. A three-day supply of food and water
e. An external Cell Phone Charger (optional)
For more information about Power Outage Preparedness, check out this Red Cross guide.