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How prepared are you for the weather?

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Climate change is real. And it does not matter where you are located on this beautiful planet, the season of winter, spring, summer, and fall can be deadly. Extreme winters with no heat can cause frostbite within minutes, extreme summer temperatures can lead to heat strokes, and tornados, earthquakes, thunderstorms, tsunamis, etc. can leave anyone homeless. So how prepared are you for a natural disaster? Okay, maybe not a natural disaster, but what about the increasingly common loss of electricity during a storm? Living on the east coast, the new norm is not having electricity for up to three days, so how prepared are you?

What would you do during a harsh winter if you lose heat? The HVAC system may not be working, but you have a backup with an electric heater which does not work because guess what, the electricity is out. So what would you do?

What would you do during a scorching summer and your HVAC stops working? Yes, the AC may not be working, but you have a fan which does not work because guess what, the electricity is out. So what would you do?

Inconvenience is not as bad as long as you are not losing money. But guess what? You are losing money because you have to pay for a technician and your food might be going bad. What gadgets are available to at least charge your cellphone, keep the refrigerator working, and have a room comfortable enough to last until the electricity is restored.

For some ‘going green’ gadgets can be found thru www.pinterest.com/a4gllc .

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