Are You Prepared For A California Blackout?

Are You Prepared For A California Blackout?

Power outages can disrupt your life for days at a time and, if you live in California, there is a good chance you will experience a blackout at some point. Most of us are unfamiliar with the steps needed to ensure your safety and security in a blackout. It can happen at any time, and it’s important to be ready when one hits your area.

The good news is that Goal Zero can help with our range of home backup systems to help light your lanterns and keep your fridge running. 

What would you do if there was a statewide blackout in California?

If there was a statewide blackout in California, you should check emergency prep resources to see if your area is affected. If your home is without power, it's crucial to have a backup plan in place. 

A home backup generator can keep your lights on and your appliances running during a power outage. Be sure to follow all safety precautions when using a generator, and always keep emergency supplies on hand in case of an unexpected outage. You can ensure that you and your family stay safe during a power failure by being prepared.

A battery backup generator can provide power for essential items in your home like the refrigerator, lights, and medical equipment, acting as a home backup power. Depending on the length of the outage, you would also want to have emergency supplies like food and water on hand.

Goal Zero Yeti Portable Power Station powering an Apple iMac and the room is illuminated by the Goal Zero Lighthouse 600 Lantern & USB Power Hub.

What can you do to be better prepared for a blackout situation?

No one likes being in the dark, least of all during a power outage. But blackouts happen, whether from severe weather or another type of emergency. 

Here are some things you can do to be better prepared for a blackout situation:

  • Have an emergency kit ready. Make sure you have backup batteries for phones and other devices, flashlights, and batteries, first aid kits, fill up your gas tank, etc. Keep flashlights in an easily accessible place. Make sure the batteries are fresh, and check them regularly.  
  • If you have candles, keep them away from anything that can catch fire, and always extinguish them before going to bed or leaving the house.
  • Fill up your car's gas tank so you're not stranded if the power goes out and gas pumps can't operate.
  • Keep your fridge and freezer doors closed as much as possible to keep food from spoiling.
  • Have a list of emergency phone numbers handy, including your utility company's number.
  • Plan ahead by knowing where you can go for shelter if you need to evacuate your home.
  • Stay informed regarding the potential risks in your area and monitor weather and news reports.

Are there any other ways to stay connected and informed during a power outage?

You're not entirely cut off from the world if you lose power. There are ways to stay connected and informed, even if your lights are out. Home backup generators can provide a temporary power supply, letting you keep in touch with your loved ones. 

Compared to gas generators, battery backup power is safer as they produce no fumes. Power banks are another great way to keep your communication lines open during a power outage. Charge them up beforehand and then use them as needed. By being prepared and knowing your options, you can weather any storm. 

Goal Zero Yeti 1000X Portable Power Station, lanterns, and lights.

Choose Goal Zero for your emergency power solutions.

Our products are designed to provide you with backup power to stay connected and informed during an emergency. We have the perfect solution, whether you're looking for a portable solar generator or a home battery system. 

YETI 3000X Portable Power Station 

Introducing Goal Zero Yeti 3000x, the perfect power solution for your life at home, at work, and on the road. With seven versatile port options and a whopping 3,032 Watt Hours of power, Goal Zero can run everything from power tools and refrigerators to electric bikes and wood-fired grills. So wherever you go, you'll never have to worry about losing power again. 

6000WH Home Backup System 

The Goal Zero Yeti 6000X and Home Integration Kit is the perfect bundle for anyone looking to create a custom home energy system. This kit provides over 6,000 Watt Hours of backup power, keeping up to 4 essential home circuits running in the event of a power outage. With this kit, you can rest assured that your home will remain powered during any emergency.

YETI 6000X + (4) Nomad 200 Solar Generator

This Goal Zero solar generator kit is perfect for you no matter what your situation is. It comes with our highest-capacity station and four Nomad 200 Panels, ensuring that you'll have plenty of backup power when you need it. This kit seamlessly transitions to your RV or trailer when it's time to hit the road on an adventure or backup your home during emergency outages. 

SHERPA 100AC Power Bank 

Charge up your devices with the Goal Zero travel-ready power bank. This high-speed charging device is airline-approved and perfect for keeping your cameras, phones, and MacBooks powered when you're on the go. With various ports, the Goal Zero power bank is ideal for travelers who need to keep their devices charged while they're on the move.

Goal Zero Sherpa 100PD Portable Power Bank powering an Apple laptop with a cable and and iPhone wirelessly.

Why choose Goal Zero for your power solutions during blackouts? 

Goal Zero provides reliable power solutions during blackouts, ensuring you stay connected and 

powered up. With a wide range of products to choose from, Goal Zero has the perfect home backup power solution for your needs. 

From portable solar panels and battery packs to power banks and LED lanterns, Goal Zero has you covered. So don't wait - make sure you have a Goal Zero product ready for when the next blackout hits. Visit our website today.


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