Are You Prepared for a Major Power Outage?!

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Real Estate Agent with Prado & Kramer Real Estate, St. George, UT 435.632.9374 UT DRE# 6541633-SA00

Are You Prepared for a Major Power Outage?!Yesterday, we celebrated Martin Luther King Day and I thought it would be a perfect day to spend with my 2 teens at home. Maybe we'd  watch a movie or two and enjoy each other's company...That was at 8:00 a.m. before the power went out!

I lit several candles, called the power company, who responded by telling me they'd have it taken care of in a few hours. No problem, we'd just hang out and wait it out. Well, needless to say, a couple of hours turned into a marathon 12 hours.

  1. It made me realize how ill-prepared we were for this type of emergency!
  2. Most of our candles were burnt at least halfway down or better
  3. Where DID we put those flashlights?
  4. AND batteries?
  5. No generator = NO POWER!
  6. NO Emergency Kit for times like this
  7. Where DID we pack away those extra blankets?

Personally, I like to face challenges as they present themselves but never thought we'd be facing a power failure on that level. Silly me.

Are you prepared?! It's something to seriously think about.

We are now shopping for a generator and putting together an Emergency Outage Kit so next time we will most certainly be prepared!

 

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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin
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Prado & Kramer Real Estate, St. George, UT 435.632.9374

Dee, Yes, many thanks for your disaster preparation list. It's interesting we had a power outage here and you were writing how to prepare for such an emergency.

A power outage happens a couple of times a year here but usually for just a short while but this time it was very uncomfortable after 10 hours and we'll plan accordingly this time!

John, We will be better prepared when it happens again! I've got batteries NOW if you need them!

January 20, 2010 07:52 AM
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Patricia Kennedy
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Wanda, once after a major huge storm, we lost power in the whole DC area for over a week!  It was summer, so we didn't exactly need blankets around here.  And generator?  Well, there was one at my office, so that's where I took my electric rollers.  Nobody here was prepared for it, and things got pretty interesting.  What a girl will do for a big bag of ice!

January 20, 2010 08:43 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Stuart Florida Real Estate
Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales

One of my best investments I ever made was a backup generator.  Powers about half my home automatically in case of a power outage.  Has been a wonderful addition numerous times in the past 12 years.

January 20, 2010 10:07 AM
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Karin Elliott
IBA Realty Group

I bought a house with a generator and have never regretted it since. It worked for me the week we moved in. It was July and hot as heck! When the power went out and I had a truck to unload there was no better sound than the generator and then the a/c kicking on! Whew!

January 20, 2010 11:41 AM
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Steve Merson
CNE, e-PRO
Keller Williams Realty

Hi Wanda,

Yes, now that I think about it, maybe I am not really prepared enough!  Where did I put those candles???????

Steve

January 21, 2010 09:47 AM
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