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.