Freezing ice and blizzards can cause power outages in the upcoming winter months. Weather causes about one-quarter of power outages, while falling trees and faulty or malfunctioning equipment account for another quarter each. The final quarter of power outages is caused by wild animals, lightning, human interference, car accidents and more.
Even though electrical crews work round the clock to keep us on the grid, power outages can last from a few minutes, to several hours, to even a few days. It is important to be prepared in the event of a power outage, so that you and your family can ride it out safely, particularly in the colder months of the year.