It’s Severe Weather Awareness Week and Xcel Energy is reminding customers to be prepared. Xcel’s John Marshall says before severe weather strikes, there are some simple things customers can do to stay safe.

“One thing would be to stay informed you can go to the Xcel Energy website sign up for our outage Notifications we will proactively let folks know when there’s outages in their areas.”

Marshall says if outages occur, it’s important for customers to have access to the most recent updates about their power restoration.