This peril typically happens without warning. The office had a power outage caused by nesting birds in a nearby transformer. Thankfully, it was a weekend and the power was out for a little over 8 hours.
There are a million reasons why the power goes out and if you need tips on how to prepare check out http://www.ready.gov/power-outage for great helpful preparedness info.
It is also helpful to check in with your local power company as they often have an estimate on how long the power will be down.
Choptank 1.800.410.4790 www.choptank.coop
Town of Berlin Day: 410-641-2770 Night 410-641-1333 http://berlinmd.gov/department/electric/
Delmarva Power 1-800-898-8042 www.delmarva.com
Helpful hint: battery operated flashlights cause fewer fires than candles.
Thanks for reading.