Winter power outages

Be prepared for that unexpected winter power outage.

The north winds are howling. It’s in the single digits. You have no power. Unfortunately, this is an occurrence that sometimes happens in Michigan. If you don’t have a generator to rely on, or a woodstove to stay warm and/or cook with, it can be a matter of life and death. There are some things you can do in these circumstances. Michigan State University Extension recommends the following:

One good thing about losing your power in the winter is that your garage freezer is generally safe – you will be able to save those foods for use later. If your perishable foods in your refrigerator sit for more than two hours at a temperatire more than 40 degrees Fahrenheit, throw them out.

What can you do before the next winter electrical outage? You can stock up on the following: