If the power is out for an extended time, you are going to want to know what it going on out there. If you’re more likely to have your power knocked out by a snowstorm or heavy winds than flooding or tornadoes, you can just pack a couple of snacks in your kit, and just ensure that your cupboards or pantry are well stocked with shelf-stable items that are really easy to prepare. With climate change wreaking havoc on the planet, superstorms, floods, tornadoes, and droughts are becoming more frequent, and it’s not uncommon for people to be without power for a few days. The following tips are republished from a press release issued by the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) on October 30, 2006.
Set your refrigerator and freezer to their coldest settings (remember to reset them back to normal once power is restored).


If you have medication that requires refrigeration, check with your pharmacist for guidance on proper storage during an extended outage. In order to protect against possible voltage irregularities that can occur when power is restored, you should unplug all sensitive electronic equipment, including TVs, stereo, VCR, microwave oven, computer, cordless telephone, answering machine and garage door opener. The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is the state agency responsible for coordinating federal, state, local, voluntary and private resources during emergencies and disasters in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
The food you should pack for a potential 3 days without of power should be as nutrient-dense and easy to eat (or prepare) as possible. Other than reporting the power outage and waiting for it to come back on, there’s not a lot you can do to ameliorate the situation.


Have emergency heating equipment and fuel (a gas fireplace, wood burning stove or fireplace) so you can keep at least one room livable. Curl up by the fire with that book you packed, talk to other people whose power has gone out; maybe share a meal with them.



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