Some people can live in their homes for years without ever experiencing a power outage. In fact, even in areas prone to serious storms or snowfalls, power loss doesn't happen that often. No wonder so many homeowners are caught unprepared when it does.
To make sure you're not caught unprepared, follow these tips:
Replace batteries in unused flashlights every six months.
Keep candles and matches in a handy place. Monitor them closely when lit and always blow them out before going to sleep.