Since power outages almost always accompany a weather related disaster and terrorism associated with an attack on the power grid is of great concern to government agencies tasked with protecting us, here are important tips for survival during a winter power outage.
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Sometimes it's the everyday things that save lives or help us avoid tragedy during a crisis. Whether stranded in the snow, grounded by a heat wave, power outage, hurricane, or by the simple cancellation of our return flight from abroad - we need to take a new look at the items we commonly have in our possession for their possible value in whatever emergency tests us.
None of us plan to get in trouble, but for the unfortunate or careless, trouble finds them anyway. With freezing temperatures and icy roads, it's important to be prepared for the worst. Here's what you should have.
With the advent of many stores that sell items for a dollar or 99 cents, assembling your own Emergency Kit has never been easier or less expensive. I decided to make a trip to our local store where nothing sells for more than a George Washington dollar, just to see for myself what I could find. I was pleasantly surprised.
All of this talk of catastrophic power failure is fearsome, yet if understood, we can begin to manage a response. If/when a cyber attack casts us back to the 1850’s, we can be prepared with the knowledge and skills necessary to cope and move forward.
Following a hurricane or earthquake food supplies can be cut off, store shelves swept clean within hours and doors shuttered for weeks after a disaster. Should we be hit with a cyberattack on the power grid, power may be non-existent for months. Are we prepared?