In today's episode we discussed the long-term power outages. These power outages are typically three days or longer. They could be due to weather, natural disaster, or war time situations. The number one rule is to relax. If you freak out, bad things will happen.
Something fun you can do is have a blackout party. You can do fun things like eat ice cream that will go bad in your freezer, have a treasure hunt, play board games, read books, and so much more!
It's important to have a power outage kit. Some items in the kit are water, sleeping bags, food, flashlights, batteries for flashlights, candles, phone car chargers, a generator, fuel for generator, AM/FM radio, phone numbers for the utility company, and a map to emergency services.
If the outage lasts three days or more, here are some steps to help you know what to do. On day one you should just hunker down and keep yourself busy. By day two you need to eat or preserve all of your perishable food. By day three you should decide whether you need to: leave your home, stay in your home, or stay in your home and help other people.
Just remember rule number one, Don't Panic! If you are prepared you have nothing to worry about.
Thanks for Listening!
Chris Hodge is our Radio DJ here at Haven Homestead.