Preparing for a Power Outage

What to do to prepare for a power outage.

It gets dark early, thanks to the winter season and Daylight Saving Time. That means that you’re probably relying on electricity to light your home as soon as you walk in the door after work. What would you do if you were without this power source?

To help with preparing for a power outage, we want to offer these suggestions.

  • Keep your freezer full. If your freezer is packed with frozen goods, they’ll stay cold for a while even after the power’s out. Fill any gaps in your freezer with water bottles.
  • Stock your pantry. It’s important that you keep a few days’ worth of nonperishable food in your pantry, along with three gallons of water per person in your family.
  • Be ready with candles. You’ll need candles, and matches or lighters to light them, to provide light if the power goes out. It’s not a bad idea to have battery operated lanterns (along with extra batteries) for the main parts of your home, too.

All too often, power outages are accompanied by natural disasters. If your city faces this kind of catastrophe, would your homeowners insurance protect your family? To ensure you have the right Texas coverage, contact VGW Walker Insurance.