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Back Up Power

In the midst of a catastrophic event, our environment can drastically change. This can affect our homes and its’ utilities. Our electricity sizzles out, the water stops mid-shower, and the minimal ways to connect with our loved ones to ensure they’re safe will be stressful. To prepare for such incidents, take a look at the lists of back up power and heat sources.

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Emergency lighting:
 

  • Battery-Powered Flashlights or Lanterns

  • Head Lamps

  • Cellular Phones + Wireless Charging Station

 

Power Sources:
 

  • Backup (home or portable) Power Generators

  • Solar Panels with a Battery/Grid System

  • Car Chargers (including a battery charger)

 

Note: choose a generator that has enough wattage to power your individual needs. For example, a refrigerator will take up to 800 watts of power, while powering your central AC will require 2,000-4,000 watts. Refer to your appliance and system manuals to get a more accurate measure of wattage for your home. Keep in mind that a standard single-family home may need more wattage than an apartment or townhome.

 

 

Clothing:

  • Head covering (hats, caps, scarves, & ear coverings)

  • Cotton shirts

  • Waterproof coat and thermal underwear

  • Socks, gloves, and undergarments

  • Emergency/Space Blankets

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