(SAGUACHE COUNTY, Colo.) — The Sauache County Office of Emergency Management (Saguache OEM) announced there is a power outage in the Baca Grande and Crestone area.

Saguache OEM said power restoration by San Luis Valley Rural Electric could take from six to 12 hours.

If you have any medical equipment that needs the power to run you can go to the nearest firehouse for assistance.

Saguache County shared food safety tips from the CDC on food storage.

  • Keep refrigerator and freezer doors closed
  • If the power is out longer than four hours you can use a cooler with ice or ice packs
  • Food can last up to four hours in refrigerators
  • Food can last 48 in a full freezer or 24 hours in a half-full freezer