The winter storm that slammed the East Coast left 3 million without power and caused at least 9 deaths, according to the New York Times.
Many will be without power for days, leaving those who were unprepared without heat, hot water and a way to keep refrigerated food from going bad.
It may be overreacting to suggest that this is just a taste of things to come this winter, but now might be the time to invest in an emergency backup power unit.
The portable generator option is suitable for those shopping on a budget, while the permanent solution will better power a home with numerous electricity needs/wants, including the amenities as well as the necessities.
This article will help dispel any misgivings about backup power and should encourage those who are on the fence to take the step to better protect the home in the event of an outage.