Calmer weather in store this week

OG&E provides tips on how to prepare for a potential power outage

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OKLAHOMA CITY – With ice in the forecast and the Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company expecting power outages this weekend, people all over Oklahoma are gearing up and preparing for the worst.

"We went to the store last night, and the shelves were I mean it was amazing how many things were off the shelves,” Steve Gorden said.

Gorden said he even tried purchasing something new this winter season to make sure his family stay warms no matter what.
"We have plenty of flashlights, batteries. My mother-in-law was actually going to pay for a generator so I called around and every Walmart store was sold out,” Gorden said.

OG&E officials say to prepare for a potential power outage, you should gather blankets, flashlights, batteries, non-perishable foods and water bottles.

You should also make sure your phone is fully charged in case it takes a bit to get your power back up and running.

"In a normal situations, we can respond to those pretty quickly but in a storm situation our first priority would be the get the hospitals, the fire departments the police stations on. And then start getting everybody restored, the largest numbers as quickly as we can,” Kathleen O’Shea, with OG&E, said.

OG&E officials said just to be on the safe side, as you’re stocking up on the essentials you should prepare for two days without power.

Steve Gordon is taking that advice.
"It's best to prepare rather than wait to late,” Gordon said.