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Getting Ready For Winter Power Failures


Posted by Non-Hamster on October 27th, 2010

Living out here in the sticks like I do, one has to be prepared for the fact that there are several times during the year when power failures because of downed power transmission lines are a fact of life.

Spring and Fall are two of these times when severe thunderstorms and occasional tornadoes can result in power lines being down.  The worst time however is in the coldest part of the winter, especially if there's an ice storm like there was in February of 2009.  Power lines all over the state were down and it took weeks to get them all repaired.

When the temperature inside your house drops to 35 degrees you figure out really fast that your electric blanket isn't worth very much without a good steady supply of power to run it.  That's the time when you figure out that having a generator and a supply of gasoline is a REALLY good idea.

Of course, for all that I know this, I'm going to be without a generator again this year because it's just not in the budget and probably won't be for another year or three.

Hopefully we'll have a milder winter this year and power failures won't be an issue.

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