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Are You Ready for a Power Outage?

11/13/2020 (Permalink)

A flashlight Be ready for the next winter storm-related power outage by laying in supplies for your family's safety and comfort.

Before you know it, ­winter will be upon us—and winter brings snow and ice storms, which can often bring power outages. To avoid being miserable in the cold darkness of a protracted power outage, you should take some easy steps now to prepare with planning and supplies.

Here are a few categories of preparation that you can tackle one at a time. Before you know it, you’ll be ready to ride out the storm in safety and relative comfort.

Heat and Light

There’s nothing like that sinking feeling when the power flickers and goes off. To be ready for the cold and dark, make these preparations:

  • Have a supply of flashlights, head lamps and lanterns
  • Have plenty of fresh batteries
  • Gather extra blankets
  • Lay in a supply of wood for your fireplace or wood stove and coal for a coal-burning stove
  • If you have a generator, be ready with at least 24 hours worth of gasoline—and remember to only run the generator outside

Food and Water

Because you may need to feed your family for several days, prepare with a supply of shelf-stable food:

  • Have a three-day supply of water (or more)—that’s one gallon per person per day
  • Set aside a three-day supply of nutritious, non-perishable foods that are high in energy and easy to prepare
  • If you have an infant or toddler, have three days worth of baby food and formula on hand
  • Keep at least three days of food for any pets

Electronic Devices

Your electronics will help you communicate—and keep you occupied, too. Prepare with these items:

  • Fully charge your cell phones, tablets, laptops and more before the storm hits
  • Have a fully-charged power bank on hand, too
  • Keep phone chargers in your car in case you need to charge up
  • Have a battery-powered or hand-cranked radio

Medical and Personal Care

Your time will be safer and more pleasant if you prepare with these items:

  • Set aside a seven-day supply of required medications (prescription and OTC)
  • Have a fully-stocked first aid kit
  • Have a supply of personal hygiene items
  • Keep other personal items—such as hearing aids and extra batteries, glasses, contact lenses and fluid—on hand
  • If you have an infant or toddler, keep a week’s worth of diapers and wipes

When you have suffered damage from a storm at your home or business, call SERVPRO of Glastonbury/Wethersfield today at 860.633.8791

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