Rush hour — that’s an oxymoron. At 4:09 PM EST on August 14, 2003, the blackout hit the northeast. Most people walked home. Some slept in the street using the blankets and pillows their hotels gave them. Most fasted when street venders quickly sold out. Most everybody just got along — but, for how long?
WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN THE LIGHT SWITCH FAILS?
Consider the following: ENJOY – have a barbecue and invite a widow or a home teaching family. Harvest the garden for a cold plate. Invite neighbors for a Dutch oven pot luck. Have family home evening outside. Have a sleepover and serve MRE’s. Take a bike ride and visit home teaching families. See if the Bishop’s lights are still on. Sell your generator to the highest bidder if you are out of fuel. TV dinners and the microwave are no good if you are out of gas.
Do you have a power plan? Can your plan weather every season and last more than a day or two? Or, do you run out of power when the power runs out? PLAN – TO PARTY.
For more information , call (your emergency preparedness specialist)
CATCH THE VISION, GET FACTS, DEVELOP SKILLS, AND BE PREPARED.