Larry Mantle

A powerless couple of days

Two of our four “AirTalk” producers, and our technical director, were still without power in their homes Friday morning, after Wednesday night’s historically high winds hit parts of the Southland.  They’re representative of thousands of our listeners who are trying to cope with outages.

Hopefully, this is a good reminder of our vulnerability to a major earthquake, which could leave us without electricity or safe running water for weeks.  With this outage, there were at least places to go that had power.  In a big quake, we’ll be on our own.

As I was working around the lack of electricity at our home, I took it as a challenge to get our household better prepared for a natural disaster.  Maybe this time I’ll thoroughly follow through.

If you’ve seriously prepared for a disaster, was there a particular event that prodded you?

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