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    GLOBE MAGAZINE

    What if the lights go out?

    In our wired society, surviving even a day without electricity can be a hardship (Just ask the nearly 2 million of us who lost it last October). But thanks to the combination of freak storms and a groaning grid, darker days may still be ahead.

    Disaster preparedness: The US Department of Homeland Security recommends every home have, at the bare minimum, these supplies.