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Monday, May 7, 2012

Emergency Preparedness Week - Day 2

One handy invention I have found to be extremely helpful for emergency situations is the crank powered flashlight/radio combination. These can be found for under $20.00 at your local hardware store and eliminate the worry about dead or leaking batteries. They usually come with LED bulbs that last a lifetime and use little power. The radio is a great source of information on the AM band and the entertainment of the FM band can help break the monotony of a powerless society.

Today's emergency preparedness situation is power outages. We can all handle the 2 or 3 hour power failure, but disasters almost always cause extended outages lasting days or weeks. Here are a few helpful links...

http://www.getprepared.gc.ca/cnt/rsrcs/pblctns/pwrtgs-wtd/index-eng.aspx

http://www.ehow.com/how_2096556_use-generator-during-power-outage.html

Know the risks - Have a plan - Make a kit

1 comment:

anitapreciouspearl said...

I have one and I've used it many times. So inexpensive and simple - everyone should have one or two!