Power outages can happen in almost any area of the U.S. They can at least a few hours and they can last a few days. Sometimes there’s a warning and sometimes there’s no warning at all.
Regardless of the time or place, you can be ready for a power outage in your home. Here are some of the things you need to do in order to prepare:
- Create an emergency preparedness kit. You don’t want to wait until you’re in the dark to look for necessities.
- Your kit should include a first aid kit, battery-operated fans, car charger for the charging cell phones, cash, flashlight, and sanitizer, tool kit, whistle, garbage bags.
- Also include an ample supply of backup batteries. Don’t forget to label your kit and store it where it is easy to find.
- Stock up on water. It is suggested that you stockpile enough water to get you through at least three days. One gallon of water per person per day.
- Keep non-perishable foods stocked. Keep your pantry stocked with self staple foods that don’t require cooking. Include pet food for your pets. Have a Manual can opener and scissors available we can find them.
- Get gas for your backup generator. Fully charge all your electric devices to maximize they don’t have time you’ll be able to use them.