Power outages can occur anywhere, anytime. They are not limited by geography or time. We all have to deal with them at some point. Sometimes they last mere seconds, leading to nothing worse than needing to reset clocks. Other times they last days, weeks, or even longer.
Realistically, we all need to be prepared for power outages that last for a few days, up to a week or so. Being prepared for longer is great! Not being prepared for that long is foolish.
My friends and neighbors never seem to tire of telling about their month without power following Hurricane Ike. Give some thought now as to how you will survive and cope on a daily basis without power, and, wouldn’t you know it, most hurricanes occur during the hottest months of the year. Have a plan and supplies on hand for dealing with the heat and humidity.
On a camping trip in West Texas in August (what were we thinking???), we gave this makeshift air conditioner a try, and it worked, for a while.