Power outages 101: Real costs and what to do [Infographic]

Published 06/30 2014 02:21PM

Updated 09/03 2014 12:23PM

(BPT) - Severe weather is the single leading cause of power outages in the United States. The amount and severity of these outages have spiked dramatically over the past decade, causing physical, emotional and economic hardship for many Americans. Here is a look at the cost of power outages in the U.S., as well as some helpful tips on how to protect your home and family during the next big outage, including backup power options.

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