What to do in a Power Outage by Jesse Bluma at Pointe Viven

What to do in a Power Outage 

On September 8 I came home to find no power, no electricity for lights, cooking, or street lights to drive at night.  Representatives for San Diego Gas & Electric explained that the outage was due to an error at a substation in Arizona.  If caught in an electrical outage make the most of it, maybe it is time to evaluate what is important and truly necessary.  Serious injuries excluded, a power outage for a day is not the most horrible event in the world.   

"The following are some suggested supplies to have on hand in case of an outage or other emergency:
Battery-powered emergency lighting (or flashlights, at a minimum);
Portable or battery-powered radio;
Wind-up or battery-powered clock;
Nonperishable foods and water (including a manual can opener);
First aid kit; and
Telephone that does not depend on electricity."

I was prepared for the outage with my emergency kit, see here.

The absence of street and building lights allowed for a good view of a real night sky at the beach.

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