Power outage preparation pointers

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Another strong weather system is expected to move into the Interior this weekend, with some possible power interruptions. Tonight we have some pointers on how to prepare for a power outage.
Being prepared can save lives, so long as you have everything you need.
It is recommended that a person be able to last at least 7 days without power, should that problem arise.
Stocking up on non-perishable foods is a good start.
When the power goes out, items in the refrigerator will only keep for about 4 hours, and items in the freezer for about 48.
Fuel is another thing to think about, especially as the temperatures drop.
Light is an important consideration in the event of power loss at night.
LED's can be the best choice, with kerosene lamps being a decent alternative.
Energy Specialist at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension, Art Nash, gave some more tips on essentials during an outage.