Things to do when the power goes out

Things to do when the power goes out

There are 10 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Jun 10, 2009, titled Things to do when the power goes out. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

Hurricanes are a serious subject. They have the ability to cause devastation and damage that seems irreversible.

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Laura Solomon

Denver, CO

#1 Jun 11, 2009
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Bangkok, Thailand

#3 Aug 14, 2010

Spring, TX

#4 Aug 3, 2013
Light a candle
Find a flashlight
Read by candlelight, firelight or flashlight
Drink a drink with no ice
Strip down to bare essentials
Sit on the patio, daydream about having AC and ice
Listen to the Sound of Silence
Make a list of all the things you will do when you have power

Spring, TX

#5 Aug 5, 2013
Crawl out to your car and put the lights on or drive around.

Eat up the ice cream in the freezer.


Sit and stare at electrical items and lights, waiting for the return of power.

Count the minutes.

Spring, TX

#6 Aug 7, 2013
Get in the car and find a place that has power and food.
Six Figures

Spring, TX

#8 Aug 17, 2013
Stare at each other like you can't imagine what happened and stare at the tv, ceiling fan, laptop, dishwasher, etc. until the power returns.

Anyone having rolling black outs?
Tired of Seniors

Spring, TX

#9 Sep 11, 2013
Guess not.
Nabeyaki Udon

Spring, TX

#10 Sep 23, 2013
Wish you had stocked up on batteries and ice.

Sanford, FL

#15 Sep 30, 2013
Burn your obomo care health policy. That is about the only benefit you will get out of it, besides higher monthly payments.

Better to have some heat , even if temporarily, than none at all.

Spring, TX

#18 Apr 3, 2015
What about when you AC doesn't cool like it should? Perhaps needs freon? It runs and cools to a point, but you can't crank it down to 69. ;-) Makes it hard to sleep. I like for it to be cold enough I can sleep under cover. Runs the electric bill up something fierce, however.

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