In a prior show I talked about the first winter storm at Liberty Ridge, the first test of our emergency preps. We got through that storm unfazed--everything worked as planned.
That storm, however, did not take down the utility power. But a more recent storm DID.
Our backup power system worked fine, but we did experience some complications and we learned a few lessons.
Due to a series of unforeseen circumstances, we were caught short in one key aspect of our preps. The good news is that we had an adequate backup available, and we were fortunate that the outage did not last longer than it did.
Remember, Murphy's Law says that your next emergency will happen just when you are the most vulnerable.
You can always learn something when a real emergency puts your preparations to a live test. Make sure you do, so that you are that much better better prepared next time.
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