With winter only a few months away, it is a great time to prepare for the cold weather. Just a few weekends ago, we were hit with rain and wind from Hurricane Joaquin. Thankfully we did not have flooding in our area. That Friday night, our power went out for a little over 5 hours. The power flickered off and on a few times around 8:40pm and then went out for the next 5+ hours after that.