Power Outage: “Hurray!” or “Oh no!”
How you prepare for a power outage can make all the difference between making the most of the situation and maybe having some fun, or being cold, bored, and waiting for the storm to pass. In New England we are no strangers to storms that cause power outages and often require restoration cleaning services.
Even as seasoned storm weatherers, we can always be more prepared to turn a less-than-ideal situation into fun family memories with just a few key items!
Ready, Set, Lights out!
Before the storm hits, make sure you have the following on hand and in easy reach.
Always remember the basics, such as flashlights, batteries, battery-operated radios, blankets, and non-perishable foods… but what else should you keep in your power outage pack?
- A manual can opener. Your electric can opener won’t do you any good and it won’t matter how many cans of non-perishable food you’ve packed if you can’t open any of them.
- A bucket. You’re going to want to flush at some point during the power outage. Grab a bucket to refill the tank.
- A deck of cards. Get all cozy and play some poker!
- A sleeping bag. Extra warmth is key, especially for homeowners who do not have a generator on site. Snuggle in and catch up with a good book, flashlight in hand. Or, just catch up on some sleep! We could all use some extra shut-eye this season.
Make the most of this storm season with these essential items. Remember to think outside the box and plan to have a good time when the power goes out!
Be sure to contact SERVPRO when you need help with storm clean up, post power outage. We have got your back all season!