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Power Outage Preparedness

We have become all so dependent on electrical power that we sometimes forget that without it life will become very difficult. “It just like extended camping.” Well not really. Without power not only will your cell phone and computers stop working but so will you refrigerators, electric stoves, hot water heaters, HVAC and heating units.

Generators will only last for a few weeks, without power you cannot refuel your fuel stores. Then you will be left in the darkness. For prolonged power outages (over 2 hours), there are steps you can take to minimize food loss, enhance your family safety and to keep all members of your household as comfortable as possible.

So as you can see there are a lot of things to do and to plan for. On csp.hesafety.org you will find checklists to ensure that you can minimize your risk during Power outages.