There are many things you can do when the power goes out, but these 15 may just be the most important. From calling the power company to ensuring that you have a lights out box these tips can save you time and aggravation the next time you lose your power.
- Living without power is a huge adjustment. Even if it’s only out for a few hours, your whole routine is disrupted–no TV, no microwave, no dishwasher, nothing. But as long as you know what to do, it doesn’t have to be a major disruption.
- Stock a “Lights Out Box” – This contains things like flashlights, batteries, an emergency radio, and so forth. Keep it in a place you can easily find in the dark.
- Keep The Refrigerator And Freezer Doors Closed – The food in the fridge will stay cool for 4 hours without power and the food in the freezer will last up to 24 hours. Once the food in the freezer has thawed, you only have a short while to eat it before it becomes a food safety issue.
“As long as you have a lights out box and know exactly what to do, your day won’t be significantly disrupted.”