5 Ways to Beat Power Outages
What you can do to have electricity in a prolonged blackout.
October 30, 2012 by Steven Castle

What should you do to be sure you have electricity in the event of a prolonged power outage? Millions along the eastern seaboard of the United States are asking that question in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, which last weekend knocked out power in spots from North Carolina to Maine. Some areas may be without electricity for the week.

Using your car to charge your cellphone only works for so long.

Assuring you have power in the event of a catastrophic storm takes some planning and some money. Here are five options:

View the slideshow for suggestions on storm power options.


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Steven Castle - Contributing Writer
Steven Castle is Electronic House's managing editor. he has been writing about consumer electronics, homes and energy efficiency topics for two decades. He is also the co-founder of GreenTech Advocates.

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