2. Blackout Preparedness
Blackout Preparedness. This emergency is one I remember going through as a little girl. There were a couple of blackouts that occurred in my small town while I was growing up. We thought it was all fun and games because we got out of school early and broke out the candles. I am sure my parents were a bit more aware of what was actually important to do first in emergencies like a blackout.
So, what have you and your family done to prepare for a blackout?
One of the biggest things to be concerned about during a prolonged power outage is your food supply. Consider keeping some coolers on hand so you can keep your food colder longer. Have a thermometer on hand so you can check the temperature of food to make sure it’s safe to use.
Interesting fact and tip from No Fear Preparedness,
“An unopened refrigerator will keep foods cold for about 4 hours….A full freezer will keep the temperature for about 48 hours (24 hours if it is half full) if the door remains closed.”
So, use perishable food first.
Another great idea is to put an emergency preparedness kit together. Really you should always have one on hand. They can be quite useful in many situations. Find a list of what to include and more great tips in here.