Lansing Community College

Emergency preparedness: What to do during a power outage

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In the event of a power outage at LCC, do not leave a building or campus unless told to do so by an LCC Emergency Alert or Public Address announcement. Building emergency lighting will come on to provide sufficient lighting for moving about your space safely. In most cases, power is restored within 15 minutes.

If a building or campus experiences an extended loss of power, the college will provide direction through LCC Emergency Alert, the Public Address system, or by way of a Building Emergency Response Team (BERT) member.

At home, if you have a generator, be sure to keep it outdoors and away from windows, and install carbon monoxide detectors with battery backups. Be sure to keep essential supplies like flashlights, nonperishable food and water on hand, and talk to your medical provider about a power outage plan for medical devices powered by electricity and refrigerated medicines. Learn more power outage tips from

For more information about emergency preparedness at LCC, check out this video.


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