The power has gone out in your home, meaning the food in your fridge and freezer might be subject to spoilage. Most foods remain just fine so long as the outage does not last more than four hours and you are not constantly opening and shutting the appliance. If you are not sure what to keep and what to throw out followin... Continue Reading →
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Posted on August 18, 2016 by Kent Page McGroarty
Posted on August 3, 2015 by Brian Meyer
Nobody likes a power failure, but what happens when a simple blackout turns into days or even weeks of inadvertent off-the-grid living? Sure, no power means you can’t watch TV or charge your iPhone, but we take for granted all the other things that run on the grid like sewage pumping stations and communications towers.
Necessities like sewage pumping and water purification have backup generators, but they only last as long as the diesel in their tanks. When the tanks run dry they become as useful as a flyswatter in a major league baseball game. As the backup supply of dies... Continue Reading →
Posted on November 9, 2013 by Rebecca Maxwell
In modern-day life, electrical outages are not everyday occurrences, yet they can happen at any time. Electricity blackouts are often short lived, usually lasting for hours, but some can last for days or even weeks if there are natural disasters like hurricanes, tornados, floods, blizzards, or severe storms. Blackouts can also happen at any season throughout the year. They can occur in the summer when the electrical grids are overloaded, in the wi... Continue Reading →