Tennessee can be visited by tornadoes, electrical storms, earthquakes, ice storms, landslides and other natural disasters which can cause power outages.
During hot weather in Tennessee we sometimes experience brownouts and power cuts. During icy conditions, tornadoes, high winds, and other weather conditions we can lose power for long stretches of time due to power failures or blackouts. You never know when your home might lose power in Tennessee, but if you hear bad weather is approaching, it is good to take a few precautionary steps to prepare for power loss.
Here are five tips on preparing for power failures.
Make sure the branches and clinging vines like kudzu and honeysuckle, are trimmed away from any electrical wires and power lines leading into your home.
Keep flashlights in working condition in easy to reach areas in major rooms of your home: the utility room, kitchen, living room, bathroom and each bedroom.
Keep a supply of new batteries in several sizes on hand where you can easily reach them. Make sure everyone knows where the batteries are stored.
Oil lamps, kerosene lamps and candles not only are good sources of light, but they can supply a little heat if your power goes out in cool weather.
Keep some essential non-electrical back-up appliances on hand in case of power failure: a manual can opener, a portable battery-operated or hand-crank radio, a hand-crank charger for your cell phone, a wind-up clock, etc.
Other power sources during bad weather include solar panels and wind turbines.
Good list for preparing for outage anywhere.
Great list. Thanks for these tips. H5 list.
Thanks! I know they apply to most areas, but I am tying to develop some content for Tennessee.
These apply to North Carolina, as well! H5!
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