Create a list of which devices or appliances need electricity to work.
Have plan to power these devices, such as a backup solar generator, or have materials necessary to get by without these items.
Keep informed about weather alerts and other emergency information.
Because power outages can affect everything in an area it means gas stations, food stores, banks, and other businesses might not have the power to open. Ensure you have the capability to know what is going on around you. Quick glance list:
Be prepared by having:
- Cash on hand for emergency spending.
- Have extra flashlights and lanterns (one for each family member).
- Extra (charged) batteries to run radio, flashlights, or lanterns.
- Write down important contact numbers to save cellphone power.
- Know where your area’s warming and cooling shelters operate.
- Check on your neighbors’ welfare.
- Health and safety supplies like needed prescriptions and other supplies.
- Potable water supply in the event water infrastructure is impacted.
- Up to date supplies of nonperishable foods.
- Backup fuel supplies if you are depending on a gas-powered generator.
- If you already have a portable power storage system, make sure it is charged and ready. If you don’t have such a system, then take this opportunity to investigate the Nature’s Generator affordable products. They will make surviving prolonged power outages much easier for you and your family. Plan to get them now because by the time an emergency strikes it’s too late.
More detailed list below.
Health and Safety Supplies
Have enough first-aid supplies and enough medication to last through a long-term power outage of at least one week – that will get your family through the worst days of the disaster. If power outages in your area tend to last longer than one week, then plan for that eventuality.
- Make a list of needed family medical items and prescriptions
- Have at least a week’s extra of these needed medicines/supplies on hand.
- Have a power plan if family member needs electronic medical equipment.
- Have a power plan in place to store medications correct temperatures.
- Have asthma or other inhalers in reserve.
- Have extra EpiPens on hand if needed.
Other types of first aid materials you should always have on hand would be:
- pain relievers,
- antibiotic cream,
- rubbing alcohol,
- hand sanitizer (must be at least 60% alcohol)
- disposable gloves, and
- other special materials your family members might require.
Know the perishable food rules during/after a power outage – its critical!
- A refrigerator can usually keep food safe for 4 hours without spoilage if you can keep from opening freezer or refrigerator doors during an outage.
- After an outage check the temperature of the refrigerator if it is below 40 degrees then the food should be okay.
- If the door remains closed a full freezer can keep food frozen for to 48 hours, a half full freezer for 24 hours.
- Always use your senses to check food for look, texture, and smell to make sure it didn’t spoil.
- If in doubt throw it out!
- Remember, you not only need your important prescriptions available -- you also need a plan to store these medications at their required temperatures as some need refrigeration. If the power outage lasts over 24 hours and your refrigerator remained without power, it is recommended you throw medications out.
- Many medications are very expensive, avoid disposing them for lack of refrigeration by investing in a backup solar-powered generator. The generator will more than pay for itself. For instance, a month’s worth of insulin can cost between $700 to $1000 – protecting just one month of this medication would offset the cost of the Nature’s Generator 1800-watt generator.
Food poisoning is nothing to mess with -- it is cheaper to dispose questionable food than to risk your family’s health.
List of nonperishable food
Good nonperishable food staples to stock for emergencies include items like:
- Cereal, oatmeal
- powdered milk (and powdered baby formula),
- jars of baby food,
- powdered eggs
- energy or granola bars,
- trail mix or nuts and dried fruit
- dry goods like rice, pasta, and beans,
- canned goods like sauces, soups, vegetables, fruits, tuna, crab, chicken or spam.
- Instant drinks like coffee, tea, and Tang Drink Mix (It was good enough for the astronauts!).
Remember always keep a week’s worth of food stocks adjusted for the size of your family on hand for emergency situations. Always quickly replace used items when use them. Rotate the newly purchased items to the back of the pantry and place the items with older use-by-dates at the front to be used first, to avoid having expired supplies when you need them in an emergency.
Potable water calculations
How many people live in your home?
Each person will need at least one gallon of drinking water a day.
Have at least a week’s supply to get through the worst days of the emergency.
(# people) x (1 gallon water per day) x (7 days) = # gallons of water needed
Health and hygiene (bathing and cleaning) this should be potable water.
Always keep a bottle of unscented liquid household chlorine bleach (label should say it contains between 5% and 9% of sodium hypochlorite) to use to disinfect your water if necessary, and to use for general cleaning and sanitizing.
Sanitation -- toilets use at least one gallon of water per flush. (This does not have to be potable water).
Does your home need a water pump to draw water? If it does:
If your water supply could be jeopardized by a power outage that is, you need a water pump to draw water, then consider a bathtub liner to help with a health and hygiene water supply or have a backup power generator.
Write down a list of important information and contacts:
Because you cannot depend on your cellphone to stay charged indefinitely, write down important phone numbers and addresses you might need, including for:
- a nearby hospital, your doctor, your veterinarian,
- local school, police station, local markets,
- other important family or service numbers you might need.
This way, in during a prolonged outage you can conserve your phone’s battery life by consulting it less and switching it to a power saving setting.
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