The recent storms in Texas brought wide spread power outages, striking fast and unexpectedly, leaving businesses looking for answers. Often a result of extreme winter or other severe weather, a power outage can leave a workplace without the heat or lights on, and the impact can extend to employees’ homes—and their personal safety.

Unfortunately, power outages can create challenges for communicating with employees, volunteers, and vendors at a time when information is most critical, so it is important to prepare accordingly.