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Safety tips for Haliburton County's planned power outage

The local health unit has provided tips for residents of Haliburton County ahead of the planned power outage on Sunday Nov. 24 which Hydro One estimates will affect some 11000 of their customers.

The outage is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is required for the company to do work on the hydro grid.

This outage map provided by Hydro One shows approximately which areas of Haliburton County will be affected by the planned outage on Sunday Nov. 24. Customers requiring additional information about this outage can call 1-888-664-9376.

“We want people to be safe not sorry when it comes to the food they eat and the water they use especially given the planned electrical outage” said Bernie Mayer manager of environmental health with the Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit in a press release.

Local residents are encouraged to consider the following safety tips from the health unit:

Food Safety

Private Well Water

Private Septic Systems

Staying Warm

Hydro One customers requiring information on the outage can call 1-888-664-9376.