The 2007 Oklahoma ice storm demonstrates the importance of being ready for surviving a power outage.
Warning! Storms are not the only threat to our power. The loss of a power-generating plant could be devastating to a great portion of the country due to the inter-dependence of the power grid.
Probably the saddest thing in our electricity-dependent society is that the loss of power can actually be life-threatening in a way that it never would have been a century ago. In those days, nearly every home or apartment had some type of non-electric heating source.
Now, if a blizzard downs power lines, which may take days to repair, people can actually freeze to death in their own homes.
Remember: A fireplace should be more than decorative, make sure it is cleaned and have some wood ready...just in case.
The best way to ensure power outage survival is to prepare in advance. Below are some suggestions for putting together your own power outage survival supplies. Once this kit has been prepared, keep it where it is readily available
you certainly dont want to be stumbling around in the dark looking for it.
First ask yourself: What is the worst that can happen? Then prepare to accept it. Then prepare to improve on the worst. - Dale Carnegie
A large suitcase or backpack on wheels can be used, provided that susceptible items are protected from water damage. You can also use a large water-resistant storage container with an easily removable snap on lid. Whatever type of container you choose, make sure that you replenish anything that you might use, so that your power outage survival kit is always ready.