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Keep Battery-Powered Tools Available
Keep tools on hand that don't require electricity, so that if a blackout occurs, you'll still be able to perform necessary tasks. Primarily, you'll want flashlights and extra batteries for light, as well as a wrench to turn off your home's gas or water supply. In advance of any storm, be sure that you know how to turn off your gas and water supply. Additionally, have whistles to alert authorities, a signal flare, fire extinguishers, a compass, an ax and a tarp or sheets of plastic.