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.

Read more: Word on the street: What driving advice do you have for drivers experiencing their first Shuswap winter?

Read more: Word on the street: How soon do you think it appropriate to start decorating for Christmas?


@CameronJHT
Cameron.thomson@saobserver.net

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

 

“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

“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

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

Just Posted

People who are homeless in Salmon Arm provide consultants with key information

Urban Matters consultants gather information from ‘experts’ as they work on housing strategy

Word on the street: What is your strategy for not spending too much on Christmas gifts this year?

The Observer asked: What is your strategy for not spending too much on Christmas gifts this year?

Map points to mysterious ‘Waterdome’ in the middle of Salmon Arm Bay

City would like to have map marker removed, pilot recalls its significance

43-acre property donated in memory of Shuswap man

Land along Eagle River to be named Ken Ritchie Park

Ski with Santa fundraiser and beginner trail opening coming to Larch Hills

Tour of new trail to take place on Dec. 28, followed by annual Lantern Ski

VIDEO: Boys help rescue Cariboo bear cub

The cub, weighing just 24lbs, has been taken to wildlife sanctuary in Northwest B.C. for the winter

Campbell River mom’s iPhone containing priceless photos stolen from Victoria hospital parkade

The phone contained photos, heartbeat recordings of her late son

Miller nets winner as Canucks edge Sabres 6-5 in OT

Roussel, Leivo tally two apiece for Vancouver

‘Norovirus-like’ outbreak interrupts Bantam hockey showcase in Greater Victoria

Several athletes were sent home, quarantined on the ferry

South Okanagan volunteer dental clinic donates rotten teeth to good cause

H.E.C.K. recently gifted 47 rotten teeth to a search and rescue group in the area

$578: that’s how much your first distracted driving ticket will cost with recent premium hikes

Over 50 per cent of Canadians admitted to using phone while driving last year, according to study

Healing with honesty: Justice served 40 years later

Revelstoke senior gets house arrest for sexually assaulting stepdaughter

WorkSafe BC to investigate explosion at Princeton facility

Explosion at Envirogreen waste reclamation plant occurred Nov. 27

Doors open to Vernon’s first refill store

Vernon’s Refill Store may be answer to plastics problem

Most Read