I work in Satellite TV which is now owned by a cell company, power out at a customers home, job goes on hold, I have my work van. A whole area blackout, i know many routes to get home and I start going to my neutral location just a short distance from home…
If it’s a total blackout, power and cell, I go home, use my personal device and use my designated device to send a message (for when cell network reestablished) my code signaling I’m OK.
My Ambulance is fired up and my 1500w inverter that is always on (battery maintainer keeps the batteries charged) and plug in my backup satellite TV system and boxes and check my news both US based and international to find out what’s going on. DC generater if needed (got to finish building it) or fire up the RV generator.
If it looks to be more of a long term outage, I deploy my 600w worth of solar panels and connect to my battery banks and inverters. Up will also go my small wind turbines. The generators will be saved for emergencies.
I can run general power, still have my hot water showers, used my rocket stoves for basic cooking and save the fuel stoves for emergencies. No heat so I will only heat the master bedroom, connect my diesel electric heater (12v) into the MBDR and run for at most a couple hours a day/night (hundreds of gallons of WVO that is clean to run). Propane tankless hot water heater, runs for over a year on one 20lb propane tank.
HAM radios set to listen in on police, ems, and local HAM repeaters.
Go from there.