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Power outage preparation

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Raleigh County WV -

Appalachian power is calling for high demands in power over the next few days because of the weather.

When the weather gets down to single digits people tend crank the heat up to keep their homes warm. But many Raleigh County residents are prepared for the freezing temperatures.

"I do have a generator just incase we do lose power and, just try to bundle up and stay warm."

Appalachian power gave a few tips on what to do to conserve energy in order to avoid any type of interruption in service.

They said to keep thermostats at a low comfortable level and to decrease the use of large appliances during high electricity demand hours.

So washing clothes and dishes should be avoided during the day.