Are You Prepared for a Blackout?

There are many different situations in which you may find yourself in a total blackout. You may not realize how much you use your electricity, until it is no longer an option to use it. To ensure that you are able to survive, you will want to be prepared. Blackouts are common across the United States for a variety of reasons and you want to know that if you cannot use your electricity you will be able to survive. These steps are a great place to start your preparation…

  1. Buy your emergency supplies early.  Have candles, water, matches, a battery powered heater and non-perishable food on hand.  This way, you will not be scrambling to get to the grocery store when your lights start to flicker. If you have your emergency kits already prepared, you can be confident that you have what you need in your home, to survive.
  2. Have an emergency bag prepared.  If you need to leave your house a result of a power outage, you do not want to have to try to find a warm coat in your basement closet without any light. Have bags packed and ready to go. This way, you can be sure that you are able to focus on getting out safely rather than packing successfully.
  3. Staying warm during the winter months can be difficult if there is a power outage.  Having cardboard precut to fit your windows and warm blankets ready will ensure that you can minimize drafts and keep yourself warm while you are inside of your home.

Don’t leave your survival or your well being up to chance. Take time to prepare yourself and your family now, this way you can be sure that you are protected in the future.

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