We’ve already lost power in DDO, so for those expecting to lose power, Here are some tips:
1-Put kettle on so that you have hot water for coffee/tea
3-If you have medical equipment requiring electricity-make sure you have battery or generator backup.
4-Dig out the sterno from the camping equipment or your chafing dish: great for warming soups, etc. (be CAREFUL when using)
5-Make sure your internet cable is handy as your modem may have battery backup but your wifi will be down
6-Related to #4: Remember that you’ll be using mobile data (3G) when the power is out in your home..$$$
7-Remember that gas stoves can be ignited manually with an ignitor or a match (again, be careful)
8-Locate your medication, flashlights, candles, matches, batteries, easy-to-eat foods & canned goods, can opener, bottled water, and place in an easy-to-access spot (keep matches & meds out of reach of children)
9-Plug in at least one corded phone in a convenient spot
10-If you have an electric garage, make sure you can easily open if you need to get out, or park outside
11-Make sure your electronics are surge-protected, including those charging.
12-To entertain kids: do a family puzzle, play board games or cards, colour or craft, read.
I hope these tips were helpful… Now go get ready! And if you have additional tips you’d like to share, please do!!!
Enjoy riding out the storm-Stay safe 🙂
We fill the bathtub as a precaution. That way we have lots of extra water.
Thanks so much for a great piece of advice, Tina! (Somehow I am only receiving this now…) I would just add that in families with small children & toddlers, having a bathtub full of water that’s accessible carries with it a drowning risk and is an extra thing for parents to worry about,especially when the power is out and things can sometimes get a little chaotic.For homes with older or no kids,I’m with you. If they’re little & can get around on their own, I’d be hesitant 🙂 I hope you got through everything ok. Thanks again so much for the tip & please keep them coming!