December 14, 2015 - Winter Storm ECHO
We had about 4-5 inches in the valley overnight and the power went out.
a) Do you remember how to open the garage door when there is no power?
b) Can you heat your house? Fortunately we use a gas fireplace and kerosene heater.
c) Can you provide light. It was during the daytime, but we use flashlights around the house and headlamps.
d) Do you have the phone number for your city power company in your phone? I didn't!
e) Your phone battery will eventually get low on power. Do you have a battery charged up for your phone?
f) Can you cook? We use a natural gas stove.
g) How can you find out if school has been canceled?
h) Travel time takes MUCH longer.
i) Do you have an old fashioned radio for information when the internet is down? I didn't!
j) Best to fill up the cars with gas when you know a storm is on the way. Someone used all the gas yesterday and I didn't have any stored.
Water wasn't an issue for us, but it's suggested to store water. Hope these are helpful reminders!
Have a great day!