|Re: How prepared is your community for emergencies?||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Bob Morrison (rhmorrisonaol.com)|
|Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2018 05:08:28 -0800 (PST)|
We have an emergency generator that powers our common house. It runs on natural gas, so won't run out of fuel. Due to capacity, it doesn't power the heating, cooling, or laundry machines. The water heater runs on propane, so we have hot water. There is a small ongoing cost for maintenance and for occasionally adding circuits to the generator that should have been on it from day one. In the fall of 2014, I think, we had a 4-day outage and we got by. On weekdays, most people who didn't have to report to a workplace spent days and evenings in the common house. We had a kind of camaraderie we rarely have otherwise. Our cable Internet was down, but with smartphones we set up a WiFi hotspot so that we had Internet access at the common house. Except for about two homes that have an emergency generator, we don't have backup power for our homes. I would like us to do more to be prepared for emergencies. Bob Morrison Mosaic Commons Cohousing Berlin, MA
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