Power Outage Preparedness

By Amy Mikel in News on Jun 16, 2008 8:01PM

lightning.JPGThousands of Chicagoland ComEd customers are still without power after severe weather rolled through the area on Sunday, the fifth storm in the last 10 days to wreck havoc on ComEd’s systems. We are sincerely grateful that area residents without electricity do not also have to contend with severely cold or hot weather, like the fatal heat wave that recently swept the East Coast.

Regardless, it’s good to be prepared ahead of time in the unfortunate case of a prolonged summertime power outage. Short list: flashlight, battery powered clocks and radio, extra batteries, candles and matches, candlesticks, water and juice, canned food, manual can opener, and cash.

Image via Nick Suydam