Power outages can be a major problem in the winter. You’ll need to plan ahead to ensure you are prepared for a extended time without electricity. Having a alternative source of energy like a gas generator will keep your family safe. Also having enough food to last two weeks will be important.
- Consider purchasing a portable propane or kerosene heater that is meant for indoor use. Make sure you have plenty of fuel for the heater.
- Always use a battery-powered carbon monoxide detector when using an alternative heat source.
- Purchase fresh fuel for your generator, if you have one. If you do not own a generator, I would highly recommend purchasing one.
“While the basics of preparing for power outages apply year round, there are special considerations in winter due to heavy snow, sleet, and freezing rain.”