… to get your household prepared for disaster, that is. The DC area rocked by storms Sunday have left many in the dark. When the electricity goes off; so does most everything else. It’s more than just the lights; you also lose refrigeration, sewer system pumps, water pumps, gas pumps —anything with an electric motor. If there are no backup systems it soon gets hot and the kids start to whine because “there is nothing to do”. Telling, it is. Yoda could have a field day with this one.