Hurricanes, tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, floods, winter ice and many of Mother Nature's disastrous gifts can cause power outages. The question is who is prepared? How long will food stay fresh or frozen? Will the sump pump work to keep the basement from flooding? Are there in-home medical devices that do not have their own backup power? Does a home-based business need functional computers after a disaster? Most people no longer own a landline and depend solely on a cell phone. That being said, if the power goes out, how will the devices work? How will friends and family be contacted in an emergency situation?