Electrical Outage? Are You Prepared?

by amy brockman · 2 comments ===> Tags: , ,

A rainy day in Dallas.

This morning I awoke to RAIN. Wow! I didn’t even know it was coming, but it’s like the best wake up present EVER! 🙂

RAIN! RAIN! RAIN! Oh glorious RAIN! Get out the dancin’ shoes . . . . I wanta run through it and sing! 🙂

Sorry . . . when you’ve had over 60 days without a drop it sort of begins to feel like it’s pointless to even check out the weather forecast. It’s a bit depressing too to hit that “10 Day Forcast” option and see absolutely no moisture expected in the days ahead, only a never-ending string of 100+ degree days.

This post, so far, is totally unrelated to ferrets. I know. But I was excited this morning and just FELT LIKE SHOUTING about it! And I’m going to work the topic of ferrets into this post to keep this all on topic. 🙂

I live in the Dallas area. At last count, we’ve had over 45 days in a row of 100+ degree heat, with an entire week of those all being over 105. The city of Dallas has faced rolling blackouts because there is not enough electricity to meet demand. Fortunately [knock on wood] the family, the ferrets and I have not been affected. But what if we had?

Ferrets are extremely sensitive to heat. Every single ferret owner needs to think ahead and have a plan.

What would you do if electricity went out at your house? What would you do to make sure the ferrets don’t get too hot? Do you have a plan? Is there somewhere you can go and take the fur babies? What if you’re housebound – either physically unable to leave because of health, or maybe there was a storm and trees are down all over the place? How would you keep your bunch cool if you couldn’t simply leave? What happens if the electricity goes out while you’re away from home?

I don’t have the answers to all these questions right now, but I should, and it’s something I’ll be thinking more about and looking into in the days ahead.

If you’ve got a good plan in place, leave a comment below. I would love to hear about it.

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Marlee October 9, 2011 at 2:45 pm

Unbelievable how well-wirtten and informative this was.


amy brockman October 22, 2011 at 7:41 pm

Thanks for the post, Marlee. I’m thrilled to know my post was helpful. Please visit again.


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