Now that we’ve all had some time to (hopefully) recover from and reflect on last week’s power outage, I’m curious whether the event has made you change or think about your habits as a consumer.
For instance, I found myself wishing I had a car phone charger, but being thankful that I didn’t let my gas tank hit empty before filling up again because many gas stations were closed. My husband was kicking himself for letting a prescription just about run out before picking up more medicine because our pharmacy was without power.
I’m sure for some residents in Vinton, who were without water after the power outage, stocking up on extra bottled water has become a priority.
I also heard that batteries were in short supply at several stores, as were ice and generators.
Did the power outage change the way you think as a consumer? What items did you not have around that sent you scrambling to the store? Have you since stocked up on anything to be more prepared for another weather event?