Information provided by Bud Dooley - Click here for YouTube video of his presentation to the Club on 2 November 2022
Tips for Power Outages
·Installing home UPS & surge suppressor systems to help protect your devices
·Test UPS systems regularly for good batteries, replace bad batteries ASAP
·Have solar powered phone charger, flashlight , recharge every 3 months
·Keep a full freezer of Ice cubes - to help keep it cool longer if power is lost.
·Keep electronic devices fully charged, power banks, etc.
·Have good batteries ready for flashlights, radios, etc.
·Have at least 30 days’ worth of essential medications in home
·If you have special medical needs - stock up (example: insulin)
·Have a small radio available, know the local news channels
·Have enough food & water to stay at home for several days or weeks
·Keep backup electronics in a faraday bag - phone, PC, radio, key FOB, passport, Bitcoin wallet, access cards, etc. (Ideally turn your safe into a faraday bag as well)
·Keep enough cash to live for a month (not in a bank)
·Have an emergency contact list on paper, you may not have power for electronic devices
·Other supplies – lighter, matches, weapons, first aid kit , Candles, gas heater
·Prepare a bug-out bag in case you need to leave in a hurry – have your essentials in it.
·Have a manual key to your safe, the safe condo may not work after an EMP event
·Keep you vehicles as full of gas as possible
·Print this list out & keep it somewhere safe
·Try to identify reason for the outage (it is Local, a big outage or even an EMP)
oIt is a rolling blackout, brownout, large outage EMP?
·Unplug sensitive electronic devices
·Fill bathtub with water ASAP for use to flush toilet, washing or extra drinking, etc.
·Don’t open the freezer frequently, food will stay cold longer
·Leave at least one light one so you will know when power is restored
·Shelter in a safe area as soon as possible - avoid being in public as much as possible
·Do not plug devices in until 30 after the return of power
·Check if devices are still working
·Restock, recharge, refuel as soon as it is safe to do so
·Check for bad food in freezer, & dispose of as needed
·Contact others associates to see if they are ok share info etc.
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