Wednesday, February 2, 2011


Winter. Many of us today are deep in the heart of winter as the blustery winter weather takes over across the nation on this February 2nd. Phil may have seen his shadow, but most of us are well aware that 6 (or more) weeks of winter are least in these northern regions.

Today's weather may in fact signal a need for power outage preparation.  We in the north know quite well that ill prepared for storms that come with, or without, warning can be disastrous. Today's snow storm with high winds and drifting snow make an ideal setting for blogging, crafting, napping or just snuggling in with a warm cup of tea or coffee. Yet, it can quickly become a condition of loss of electricity (which for many means loss of heat), getting snowed in, and the inability to safely travel to get needed groceries and other supplies.

Making sure all is prepared in advance can certainly take some pressure off when the big storm hits.
  • Store up some canned foods and bottled water
  • Have water saved for toilet flushing (trust me, you'll be glad you did!)
  • Stock up on batteries, flashlights, candles, blankets. Know where this stuff is when you need it !
  • Invest in a generator and alternate source of heat such as a wood stove that doesn't require electricity.
And remember, it doesn't hurt to check in on the neighbors......especially if they're elderly. We're all in this together !

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