Keep Your Sanity — and Your Safety — During a Power Outage [INTERACTIVE]
To keep you sanity during a power outage, I feel I must know where I store my flashlights, candles, and matches You need these things to safely navigate your way around wherever you are. You should choose a place where these things (flashlights, candles matches) are readily available. When you do these things you should be ready for any power outage.
- You don’t have to wait until bad weather is imminent to prepare for a power outage. Take some time to get organized with these tips.
- If you’re concerned a power outage might happen — for instance, inclement weather is moving quickly into your area — here are some quick preparations you can take care of:
- These tips can help make you and your family safer and more comfortable once you’re in blackout mode.
“Unplug most appliances and electronics: This can help prevent surges or spikes when the power comes back on, says Scott C. Somers, Ph.D., a member of the American Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council and the Preparedness Subcouncil.”
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