Power Outages are not just scary.. they can be dangerous, too. This, the fourth week of National Preparedness Month is about focusing on preparedness for blackouts, brownouts, and power outages.

Learn the importance of being prepared for power outages and get more survival tips in FEMA’s “Going off Grid” resource guide.

Thousands Practice for Mass Power Outage in Nation's Capital

Power outages can strike at any time, and the results can be disastrous, especially in heavily populated metropolitan areas. To help businesses in the nation’s Capital get prepared, Brookfield Property Partners partnered with the Apartment and Office Building Association (AOBA) to stage an emergency drill to practice a response to a mass power outage. Brookfield and AOBA worked with other commercial real estate companies and conducted a large-scale virtual tabletop exercise that simulated a widespread power outage affecting public transportation during the city’s evening rush hour. Nearly 15,500 property managers, tenants, and staff in the National Capital Region participated.
To learn more about this event, read the full article located on the “Stories” page of the America’s PrepareAthon! website.