How to Prepare for a Power Outage

How to prepare for a Power OutagePower outages are everything but convenient, are you prepared for one?

Most power outages are sudden and unexpected. They are frustrating and troublesome, especially when they last a while with no power in sight. This is why you must prepare for a power outage before it happens. So even if you are caught unaware, you can always have your stash ready for this inconvenience. Here are a few tips on how you can prepare for a power outage.
Emergency Supplies

  • Water – One gallon per person per day.
  • Food – Non-perishable and easy-to-fix foods.
  • Flashlight – It will provide light while the technicians work on fixing the power.
  • Hand-crank radio – Tune to the NOAA Weather Radio Station if possible.
  • Extra batteries – If any of your supplies require batteries, the last thing you want is for the batteries to die.
  • First-aid kit – If anyone receives any cuts or bruises, the first-aid kit can help take care of them.
  • Multi-purpose tool – There are many advantages a multi-purpose tool has that are not found in other tools.
  • Cash – If the power outage takes a long time and has affected a large area, ATMs will be without power as well. Make sure you have extra cash in case you need to purchase more necessary things.

Preserving Food
In order to help preserve your food during a power outage, make sure you have the following supplies in your home.

  • One or more coolers. While refrigerators are good at insulating, coolers have the capacity to store ice.
  • Before the ice melts, make sure to dump it in the coolers to preserve your valuable food.
  • A quick-response thermometer. With these thermometers, you can quickly check the internal temperatures of food to determine whether or not it is safe to eat.

The only way you can protect yourself against any accidents that happen is by knowing that you have the right home insurance policy. Contact Purves & Associates Insurance Services for all of your insurance needs.