Real English Conversation - 90 : Power outage
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Adrian: I just heard that there's going to be a power outage in our area tomorrow. We need to prepare.
Julie: Oh no, what do we need to do?
Julie: I think we should fill up some containers with water, in case the water pump doesn't work during the outage.
Adrian: Good idea. We should also make sure we have enough non-perishable food and supplies. We should also charge our devices and power banks ahead of time, so we have some backup power.
Julie: That's a good point. We should also consider getting a generator if we can afford it. I think we should have some flashlights and candles handy, in case it gets dark during the outage.
Adrian: Yes, we should also have a first-aid kit and a radio to stay informed about any updates. We should make sure to unplug all of our electronics before the power goes out to avoid any surges or damage.
Julie: That's a good idea. We should also secure any loose items in case of any strong winds or storms. What about our fridge and freezer? How can we keep our food from going bad during the outage?
Adrian: We should keep the doors closed as much as possible, and consider getting some ice or dry ice to help keep things cold. We should also make sure our cars are fully charged and have enough fuel in case we need to leave the house.
Julie: That's a good point. We should also have a plan in case we need to evacuate. What if we need to use the bathroom during the outage?
Adrian: We should fill up our bathtub with water so we can manually flush the toilet with a bucket of water. We should also check on our neighbors, especially those who might need extra assistance during the outage.
Julie: That's a good idea. We should make sure everyone is safe and prepared. Ultimately, we should be prepared for the worst and hope for the best.
Adrian: Agreed. With the right precautions, we should be able to handle the outage without too much difficulty.
What are Adrian and Julie discussing?
What should they do to prepare for the outage?
What should be charged ahead of time to have some backup power during the power outage?
What should be filled with water in case the water pump doesn't work during the power outage?
What should be done to stay informed about any updates during the power outage?