Hurricane season starts in a few weeks. How long could you go without power in a weather event?
Do you have essentials? For example, if there was a hurricane that knocked out power in your area for a couple weeks or more, would you need to ask for assistance from others or could you get by? Let's assume that all grocery stores and gas stations are out of service.
Have gone 10 days...Florida had some hurricaines earlier in the year. You make do. We stay well stocked as we know that the next storm may be a repeat of one long before. We do have generators which help with keeping some things cool. in a small refrigerator.
Does camping count? 9 Days camping. Because the power went out 3 days. I really can live without air conditioning, but I hate going without ice cubes when it's hot.
My brother and sister in MA lived without power, a couple of winters ago, for 12 days. My husband lived without power in Guam, after super typhoon Pamela, for a month By the time I got there the power was restored. Another typhoon hit three days after I arrived, the power was only out for a little while.
We were without power during Ivan in Pensacola, Florida for about 5 or 6 days. My kids did really well and learned to play games that didn't require electricity (like flashlight tag using light from flashlights on the ceiling). We don't have a generator, so we had to get ice daily from Red Cross set up, as well as water and some MREs. We also met a lot of our neighbors and put food together that had to be cooked ,etc. We could do it as long as necessary but would probably get tired after a while.
by Healthy Life 5 years ago
Is anyone else still without power from the hurricane?
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by Janetta 9 years ago
Hey hubbers!! I've been without power at home since about 2pm Friday, so I haven't been able to get on-- I think I've been having withdrawals!! We had a huge storm and knocked out all the power, luckily my mom got hers back last night so I'm mooching internet time I see there's a...
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