Extended power outages might be more than just an inconvenience. A power outage is when the electrical power goes out unexpectedly, but an extended power outage can start affecting the community, economy, and critical supply chains that even the most self-sufficient American rely on every day.
An extended power outage may:
- Disrupt communications, water and transportation.
- Close retail businesses, grocery stores, gas stations, ATMs, banks and other services.
- Cause food spoilage and water contamination.
- Prevent use of medical devices.
As soon as an outage occurs — whether it’s caused by a natural disaster or due to something else — you should immediately:[Read more…] about 12+ Tips for What To Do During an Extended Power Outage