Remember that there will always be more power outages in this area.....in winter, particularly.
Once the power returns, don't forget to:
-Make sure you have not left appliances turned on that should be shut off, unplugged, or both.
- Replenish your stocks of candles and matches. You can get candles locally, and some are locally made...
-Put new batteries in your flashlight/s and radio, (unless you have a hand crank radio and flashlight)
-Check food in your freezer if the power has been out more than a few hours, and discard any
that is suspect. For reference: http://www.foodsafety.gov/keep/charts/refridg_food.html
- If you used anything out of your 72 hour emergency kit, replenish it, including fresh water, rotate in canned food with better expiry dates, etc. To look at a power outage kit...:
-Refill generator, and gas jugs