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Power Outage? Stay Safe!

Rosanne Ullman | July 10, 2016 | 10:26 AM
Photo By lisafx for Getty Images

It’s no fun when a winter storm causes the electricity to go out, but summer is actually the most common time for a power outage, according to Lightning and wind are major culprits when the lights go out.


The National Institute of Health (NIH) advises maintaining a backup power source if someone in your home is dependent on electricity for life-sustaining equipment. Having a cooler on hand and a full tank in at least one car also will come in handy. 


To fully prepare for a power outage, you’ll need a three-day supply of essentials if you’re evacuated and a two-week supply if you ride it out at home, according to the American Red Cross (ARC), which recommends putting together a kit containing these items:

  • Water—one gallon per day for each person in the household.
  • Non-perishable, easy-to-prepare foods.
  • Flashlights—avoid candles, which could start a fire.
  • Battery-powered or hand-crank radio.
  • Extra batteries.
  • First aid kit.
  • A week's supply of medications and required medical items.
  • A multi-purpose tool.
  • Sanitation and personal hygiene items.
  • Copies of personal documents, such as a list of medications and medical information; deed/lease to home; birth certificates; passports; and insurance policies.
  • A cell phone with chargers.
  • Family and emergency contact information.
  • Extra cash.






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