We all love a sunburnt country, and this land of sweeping plains. But with all that nice stuff comes some pretty extreme weather conditions, some of which can cause blackouts. You know, the kind that cut off your home’s electricity.
Luckily, these days, planned and unplanned blackouts – also known as power outages – can be fixed a lot faster, too. Still, it’s possible to be caught off-guard – so it’s important to have a game plan
in case the lights go out.
Extreme weather (here’s looking at you, Australia) is often the reason for an unexpected blackout in your home. But power outages can also be caused by storms and strong winds disrupting power lines and knocking the power out. To
avoid unnecessary stress it’s smart to have a plan in place if the unexpected does happen.
Planned blackouts on the other hand, are where the power distributor turns off your power to do emergency repairs, everyday maintenance or general upgrades. They give you advanced warning that the power will be out, so there are things
you can do in advance to make it more comfortable.