Hey everyone! My city (St. Louis, MO) is expecting a severe winter storm to move into the area pretty soon. A winter weather warning has been issued from 6 AM on Monday, to noon on Wednesday, with sleet and ice and snow, and possible loss of electricity. Iím concerned about a power outage Ė have any of you had to deal with this before? What did you do?
If my family loses electricity, Iím really hoping that Iíll have a friend who has power, and that I can just bring everything over to their house for a short time, lol. But in case that doesnít happenÖ
I have all the cups that my fish came in, as well as larger Tupperware containers that I could use instead, and we have a fireplace in the basement. Would it be sufficient to keep all my fish in cups downstairs by the fire with me? My family and I would be down there too (as well as our snakes, tortoises, hermit crabs and cats), so I would be able to monitor their water temperature for the most part...
I also have live plants. I was thinking I could put those in a bucket of water and bring them downstairs by the fire or to a friendís with me. And what about the beneficial bacteria living in all my filter media? I definitely wouldnít want those to die.
We donít really get much snow, so people always freak out whenever weíre forecast for itÖ Iím not really expecting the worst, and itís unusual for my house to lose power during storms, but I want to be prepared, just in case. :) After all, in 2006 we lost power for three days during a winter storm and our house got into the low 40s or lower. I didn't have fish then, but the possibility of the same event happening again is quite worrisome now!