Imagine: One minute you’re enjoying some TV from the comfort of your couch. The next, you’re unexpectedly sitting in the dark and wondering what just happened.

If you’re under the age of eight, this might seem like a great chance to talk mom and dad into a “campout adventure” in the living room. Those of you with a more seasoned perspective might see things a little differently. The two questions on your minds will probably be “How long will this last?” and “How can I keep my family safe?”
There’s no easy answer to your first question. We can provide five great tips to help you with the second.

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