Power outages show need to be prepared in any case
Published 3:37 pm Wednesday, August 20, 2003
The widespread power outages in the Northeastern United States should serve as a reminder to families everywhere of the need for a disaster supply kit and an emergency action plan.
Planning ahead is the first step to a calmer and more assured emergency response. With the massive blackouts serving as an immediate reminder, the Red Cross urges all families to take steps to prepare for power outages or other emergencies that could happen in the future.
The best way to handle emergencies is to be prepared and assemble a disaster supply kit. Plan to store enough supplies for everyone in your household for three days. Include the following items:
Some safety tips for a blackout are: