Don’t miss a beat during a power outage

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When a storm strikes or an accident knocks out electric power lines or other infrastructure, it may take a long time for power to be restored. Valley News/Courtesy photo
TEMECULA – Short-term power outages can be a minor inconvenience. A long-term power outage can cause a major disruption to daily life. The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s annual Electric Power Industry Report said interruptions in electric service vary by frequency and duration across the many electric distribution systems that serve the country. In 2016, the most recent year for data, customers experienced an average of 1.3 interruptions and went without power for around four hours. When a storm strikes or an accident knocks out electric power lines or other infrastructure, it may take much longer for power to be restored. During Superstorm Sandy in 2012, more than 8 million people lost power and outages lasted for days in some major cities. Outlying areas were without
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