September is national preparedness month, and that means being prepared for any type of disaster. Living in the Poconos that usually means prolonged power outages.

 “Especially if you’ve got small kids or elderly people in the house, my father had lived with me and he was elderly, You Have to keep the heat on, and have to keep them eating," said Monroe county resident, Ed. "You never know up here in the Poconos,” he added.