Power Outages can happen any time.

Planned outages, called rolling blackouts, are controlled by power companies in times of high power use, and areas rotate through the cycle of power being out for several hours or so.

Other outages caused by storms or accidents may find residents and businesses without power for hours to days or even weeks.

There are several ways to prepare, and several things to keep in mind in these times.

Those with electrically powered wheelchairs or oxygen should alert their power companies ahead of time.  Also- be mindful to find energy back-up plans or battery powered devices for those short-term situations.

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