The importance of electricity during a disaster

Access to electricity and battery life became two crucial factors for those armed with devices during Hurricane Sandy. The whole disaster revealed that in the age of devices its now even more important to keep a power supply running during an emergency.

Preparing for Sandy’s imminent arrival, I didn’t fill up any bathtubs with water, but I did charge up all the phones, tablets, and MiFis in the house. Frankenstorm didn’t end up having a huge impact on my part of the country, and we never suffered a prolonged power outage.  My son, holed up in his dorm at what is currently a very quiet university, has gone 14 hours without power.  I suggested that it looked like he’d have an additional 2 days this week to study.  He reminded me that all of his text books are digital.

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