Central New Yorkers are no strangers to bad weather. It's just a fact of life. Sometimes, the weather gets so bad (or a driver hits a utility pole) and it leads to a power outage. Then what?

We all know the normal things you need to do in a power outage: keep the fridge closed, don't heat the house using the stove, and use flashlights instead of candles. But what do Central New Yorkers do?

Central New York isn't like the rest of the state. We're so used to the bad weather, we just get on with our lives.

Get out, check out the damage and help the neighbors. We are good neighbors, first and foremost. You'll always see neighbors helping neighbors when the weather wreaks havoc.

Order a pizza. We need to eat, and we're not cooking over the fire pit.

Go to the Sangertown Mall. They probably have power, and they have A/C in the summer.

Put on our Comets baseball cap. We're definitely not taking a cold shower, so just put your hair up in a ponytail and call it done.

Get on Facebook and ask if your friends have power.  You need to know where you're headed if the power doesn't come back on. Uncle Bob with the generator in Forestport might need a visitor.

What do you think is something only Central New Yorkers do when the power goes out? What do you do?





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