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How to get ready for a natural gas supply disruption

  • DETERMINE THE IMPACTS OF THE DISRUPTION OF NATURAL GAS SUPPLY ON YOUR HOME AND WHAT KIND OF ALTERNATIVE SOLUTIONS YOU NEED.
  • ASK THE SERVICE PROVIDER OR, FOR EXAMPLE, THE APARTMENT ASSOCIATION, HOW THE CONTINUOUS SUPPLY OF GAS IS GUARANTEED IN YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD.
    • NOTE! RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMERS AND ENTERPRISES PRODUCING HEAT FOR RESIDENTIAL HEATING ARE ALSO GUARANTEED NATURAL GAS FOR 30 DAYS EVEN IN THE CASE OF SUPPLY DIFFICULTIES.
  • CHECK THE USER MANUAL OF YOUR GAS DEVICES (SUCH AS STOVE OR WATER BOILER), TO SEE WHETHER THEY CAN BE USED WITH LPG. ALSO ADD A SMALL LPG CYLINDER TO YOUR STOCKPILE.

How to act in the event of a disruption to the natural gas supply

  • In the event of a gas flow disruption, close all incoming gas taps and gas taps inside the dwelling.
  • Also warn your neighbours about the disruption. It is important to make sure that all gas taps are closed, as when the gas supply is restored, a gas tap that has been left open may give rise to the risk of explosion.
  • When heating, preparing food or heating water, use alternative solutions. When selecting alternative solutions, favour safer and simpler options and follow the safety requirements and user manuals of devices.
  • If you cannot cope independently and safely at home in the event of a gas supply disruption, go to your relatives or contact your local government for help.

Worth knowing

SOLUTIONS FOR THE DISRUPTION OF NATURAL GAS SUPPLY

HEATING THE HOME
  • Liquified gas, if the gas device can be adjusted to operate on liquified gas
  • Electric heater, oven, fireplace
PREPARING FOOD
  • Adjusting the stove to use liquified gas and an LPG cylinder
  • Electric stove
  • Wood-burning stove
  • Grill device, camping stove or gas burner used outside
  • Fondue pot or another candle-operated device
  • Fireplace
HEATING WATER
  • Adjusting the stove to use liquified gas and an LPG cylinder
  • Electric stove
  • Wood-burning stove
  • Grill device, camping stove or gas burner used outside
  • Fondue pot or another candle-operated device
  • Fireplace
  • Electric kettle
  • Microwave

What to do in a crisis

Every state does whatever it can to prevent or respond to crisis situations. Still, help will not always reach all people quickly enough because some crises can affect a large part of the population and last for days or even weeks.

Until help arrives and services are resumed, your welfare and that of your loved ones will largely depend on your own preparedness.

The web page “Kriis.ee” contains tips on how to get prepared for various types of crisis situations and what to do if there actually is one.

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