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How to Report and Stay Safe During a Power Outage in Ohio



Power outages can be inconvenient and even dangerous. If you experience a power outage in Ohio, it is important to know how to report it and stay safe.


Reporting a Power Outage

To report a power outage, you can call FirstEnergy at 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877) or text OUT to 544487 (LIGHTS). You can also report an outage online at FirstEnergy's website.

When you report a power outage, be sure to provide the following information:

  • · Your name and contact information

  • · The address of the outage

  • · The time the outage occurred

  • · The type of outage (e.g., power line down, tree on wires)

  • · Any other relevant information

  • Staying Safe During a Power Outage

Here are a few pointers on how to stay safe during a power outage.

  • · Do not touch downed power lines.

  • · Stay away from flooded areas.

  • · Use flashlights instead of candles.

  • · Keep food cold by using a cooler or ice chest.

  • · Have a plan for how you will communicate with family and friends in case of an extended outage.


Power outages can be a nuisance, but they can also be dangerous. By following these tips, you can stay safe and informed during a power outage in Ohio.

Call to Action:

If you experience a power outage in Ohio, please report it to FirstEnergy immediately. You can also find more information about power outages on FirstEnergy's website.