The Observer asked: What preparations might you have in place to cope with a long power outage?

The Observer asked: What preparations might you have in place to cope with a long power outage?

Word on the street: What preparations might you have in place to cope with a long power outage?

The Observer asked: What preparations might you have in place to cope with a long power outage?

As winter progresses, the Observer asked residents what preparations they have in place to cope with a long power outage from a strong winter storm. Here are some of those responses.

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“We got an emergency response kit from the Red Cross and we have that in the car so it’s good for three or four days of rations.” – Sheldon Davis

“We got an emergency response kit from the Red Cross and we have that in the car so it’s good for three or four days of rations.” – Sheldon Davis

“We’ve got a camping stove in the garage, I’d get that ready to use and make sure I got gas for it, at least you can boil a kettle and fry some eggs.” – Wendy O’Sullivan

“We’ve got a camping stove in the garage, I’d get that ready to use and make sure I got gas for it, at least you can boil a kettle and fry some eggs.” – Wendy O’Sullivan

“I always get those emergency bags from Costco and you just put anything extra you want it in like your medications or anything like that.” – Ashley Paynton

“I always get those emergency bags from Costco and you just put anything extra you want it in like your medications or anything like that.” – Ashley Paynton

“Just have flashlights and candles and make sure your batteries are up to date.” – Evelyn Dallow

“Just have flashlights and candles and make sure your batteries are up to date.” – Evelyn Dallow

The typical things like flashlights, lanterns, auxiliary heaters from camping equipment, candles and things like that.” – Bruce Weicker

The typical things like flashlights, lanterns, auxiliary heaters from camping equipment, candles and things like that.” – Bruce Weicker