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A Little Advice During A Power Outage

Updated on August 15, 2018
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Brittany Banks is a young woman who likes to help people in difficult situations.

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Power outages happen everywhere. Some people don't know what to do in this type of situation. They always seem to panic or think irrationally. You always have to act calm during a power outages and always keep a few items on hand, because you don't know how long your power is going to be out. The world isn't like it used to be and a lot of people rely on power for many resources. When this time comes, we have to be prepared.

Always keep a first aid kit stashed in your home and some blankets. Depending on the time of the year you might need to stay warm. This is important to have on you when nighttime comes. A first aid kit is always handy to have in case you trip over something in the dark and hurt yourself. Safety is always first.

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Hand warmers and ice packs are also needed depending on the time of the year. Also great to have on you if you have pets. I would keep a stock of them maybe ten each. During winter, you can keep the ice packs stashed in the snow outside and the hand warmers, you just shake them up to activate them. You may also want to buy a cooler and some dry ice to stash some food in and the ice packs. This can help your food from going bad. During a power outage dry ice goes quickly, so try to pick some up as soon as possible.

Flashlights come in handy because you can place them anywhere in the home for some lighting. You could also purchase those fake candles that require batteries. Just make sure you stock up on all the batteries or they would be useless. Never use real candles, because it can easily get knocked over and start a fire in your home.

Unplug everything in your home, so that way if you are not home and the power comes back on, you won't have anything running. A lot of people forget about this and it can cause some major electrical issues in your home. Try to keep all cell phones charged and only use it for emergencies. Call work to make sure their power is turned off as well because you may miss a few days of work if their power is off as well. Try to stay away from fast food places during a power outage. Most of them do have a back up generator but good luck sitting in line for two hours trying to get food.

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