Monday, July 11, 2022

Prepare for Power Outages and Blackouts: Tips to Keep Your Home and Family Safe




With blackouts making the headlines once again due to severe weather, rolling blackouts, cyber-attacks, and other power grid issues, it is a good time to be reminded of very important blackout preparedness and safety tips.

But what happens when inclement weather, rolling blackouts, or cyber-attacks render our homes without electricity? We truly feel powerless! By taking the right steps in preparation, you can “live life secure” even during a multi-day power outage.

How to Prepare for Power Outages and Blackouts

  1. Charge your devices in advance.
  2. Make sure your food is safe during a power outage.
  3. Fill your bathtub with water in case the tap runs dry.
  4. Have a few gallons of drinking water stored in a cool place.
  5. Have a flashlight and plenty of fresh batteries.
  6. Make sure your generator is in good working order and has enough fuel to last multiple days.
  7. Invest in solar-powered lights or lanterns.

Preparation is the Key to Survival During a Power Outage

While we all hope the power never goes out, it’s always better to be safe than sorry. By following these simple tips, you can be prepared for anything.



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Jackery SolarSaga 100W Solar Panel (77330)


Ideally suited for the outdoor life and even unexpected power outages.

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LifeSecure Store-and-Tote Emergency Drinking Water Kit (70005)


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Storm-Proof Emergency Lantern [1250 Lumens] (70885)


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