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Black & Decker SS925 Storm Station All-in-one Rechargeable Power Source/Radio/Light

Whether we realise it or not, we are very dependent on the local authorities to provide electricity. Electricity is not just for lights and your home stereo alone – it also runs the pumps that provide you with running water, and the pumps at your local gas (petrol) station. A freak storm has caused the folks in Buffalo, N.Y. to go without power for almost a week. Over 100,000 homes and businesses have been affected. There have been deaths due to carbon monoxide poisoning — so if you have your own diesel-powered generator at home, please make sure that you have adequate ventilation.

Most of use could probably get by fine without power for a few days, but we need a proper plan to survive prolonged blackouts. Are you ready?

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