If you think about it, the preparations to survive a diaster can often be effective even for short power-outages. One of the best ways to get ready for any disaster is to make sure your home is in good repair all of the time. Make sure the roof is not leaking, there are no plumbing problems, all electrical wiring is in good order and the exterior is weather-proof.
For those who may need to get items together for a temporary situation or long-term survival, let's take a look at some of the basic preparations to consider:
Have emergency lights (flashlights) handy and in working order
If you are going to be using a generator, have the necessary extension cords ready to go with everything in one place and easily accessible.