If you’re not already there, imagine yourself sitting in your home right now, and the temperatures outside are showing no mercy. You can hear the wind howling outside and are grateful to be indoors, where you can enjoy the comforting warmth of your furnace or other heating system. Suddenly, the power goes out. No big deal, it’ll turn back on—right? Or, the generator will kick in. Oh wait, you don’t have a generator in your Wellesley, MA home? Well then, you’re in quite the predicament.
The Boston area isn’t exactly known for mild winters—we’ve weathered our fair amount of storms, one very recently, with harmful consequences as a result. Power loss is a very real risk when it comes to these strong storms, too. Perhaps you’re thinking “a couple hours won’t make a huge difference, we’ll be fine!” However, the thing about power outages and blackouts is that they are unpredictable, and may last days rather than hours.