Before, During, and After a Power Outage—What to Do?

Posted by Alex Paul on December 28th, 2021

A power outage, especially when combined with inclement weather conditions, is an easy time to panic. You may quickly find yourself wondering what to do in a power outage, as well as how to survive a power outage as painlessly as possible.

Before you do, take a deep breath, and read on for some top tips for power outages in the winter.

How to survive a power outage in winter? One of the first things you can do entails some planning before the outage occurs, when possible.

If you’ve checked the forecast and threatening winter weather is apparent, prepare your home the best you can ahead of the storm.

  • Stock up on the essentials. Write or print a power outage kit list with all of the must-have supplies you’ll need to make it through the weather-induced inconvenience more smoothly.
    • This list should include a flashlight(s), batteries, an emergency weather radio, and a portable generator (if it is in your budget).
    • Other helpful tools to have on-hand include a food thermometer to keep tabs on your refrigerated items, as well as a supply of non-perishable goods to eat during the outage.
  • What food to buy for a power outage? What to eat during a power outage is usually at the top of most people’s lists, especially if you have little ones in the home—with little patience and big appetites!


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