In extreme weather conditions, the risk of a power outage is greater.
You should be prepared and have a plan to manage blackouts - the most important thing is to stay safe. Consider your need for back-up power if you are highly reliant on electricity and don’t rely on power as part of any emergency preparedness plan.
Remember power outages can also affect phones, radios and water pumps - so arrange for alternatives that do not rely on electricity supply.
The Powerline Bushfire Safety Program has put together Your Guide to Power Outages to provide the steps you need to prepare for outages.