The power grid is is an linked network that delivers electricity from suppliers to consumers. The network is made up of power stations that create electrical power, electrical transmission lines that carry the electricity and lines that connect customers to the grid. There are concerns that our power grid is aging, over-stressed and vulnerable.
In this eye-opening post, Laurie discusses 10 things you need to prepare in case the power grid fails. It could be a short-term blackout or a longer blackout. If you prepare in advance, it will be easier to manage any type of outage.
There are a LOT of useful product links. She explores:
- Backup Power
- Cooking Supplies
- Garbage Disposal
- Heating and Cooling
- First Aid Supplies
She also looks at many other things you should consider in preparing for a power outage.