Lights Out!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012
The Frankenstorm out east has landed, and reports are coming in that 8 million customers are without power.

The latest estimates from ConEd (the power company for New York) are that it will take approximately TEN DAYS to get power restored.

As we reflect on the massive destruction of this storm, and ponder our own readiness, ask yourself this:  Is your household prepared or equipped to go for nearly two weeks without power?

Do you have alternate light sources, power sources, heat sources and additional fuel?  Do you have meals ready that wouldn't require electricity?  Do you have communication options that will still function with the power out? 

What would you do if you had to go without power for ten days?  No public transportation, no stores, and possibly no communications?  Would you be ready?