Archive for November 2005

Power Outage Tips

Yep, It is getting that time of year again. Whether the culprit is the weather or an energy shortage, power outages can be a nuisance. Here are a few tips to help you get through:
Keep food cold by keeping the refrigerator door closed; place highly perishable items in a cooler with block ice or freezer packs.
Keep a supply of bottled water and some canned, non-perishable food on hand.
Make sure you have a flashlight and extra batteries in your home. I love the new EverLife flashlights that you just have to shake a little for them to work. A battery-powered radio will help you keep track of any storms.
Your cordless phone won't work during an outage, so be sure to have at least one conventional phone in your home in case of emergency.