We've spent quite a bit of time on getting to and from your house in an emergency, now we'll focus on sheltering in place. Most people will experience multiple power outages in their lifetime, and most people still won't plan for them. Go figure? We are going to focus on short term local power outages that do not require moving to a new location. The first item that should be purchased is a flashlight, preferably one for each family member or two each for kids under ten.
Walmart carries an LED flashlight, with batteries included for one dollar each. An even better deal is going to Harbor Freight with a coupon and getting a free one!
My personal favorite, the Energizer WeatherReady Flashlight, plugs into the wall outlet and automatically comes on when the power goes out. It costs about $9.00.
One task every
day, one small task....for a better prepared community - K