Because of a Nor'easter, we were without power for a number of hours last night. Luckily we have a generator because due to huge snow melt AND torrential rain there has been massive flooding which means our finished basement would have been under water.
Because we have Sump pumps that are electric. We did not splurge ( what we thought it was at the time) and pay extra for a battery back up.
So compared to many people in our area we were very lucky.
However, we were stuck at home for hours since there were extreme wind conditions outside and it wasn't safe to drive anywhere due to fallen trees.
We gathered all our candles and flashlights, but the surprise hit of the evening were the headlamps my husband and son bought for a boy scout trip last summer.
As kooky as the man in the pic above looks, we looked worse...
but they are awesome!
Invest in some to keep around in case of emergency, you won't be sorry.