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Are You Ready?: Power Outage

Losing electricity in your home temporarily - a few minutes or a few hours - can often be a pain in the neck. However, a power outage can be life threatening if it lasts longer, especially during extreme weather.

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Video: FEMA - Be Prepared for Power Outages

Power outages can happen any time of the year. Make sure you and your family know the steps to take during a blackout.

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Red Cross: Power Outage Checklist

Sudden power outages can be frustrating and troublesome, especially when they last a long time. If a power outage is 2 hours or less, you need not be concerned about losing your perishable foods. For prolonged power outages, though, there are steps you can take to minimize food loss and to keep all members of your household as comfortable as possible.

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