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Losing Electricity for More Than a Day


The average American has experienced about 2 hours of power interruption each
year since 2013, when major weather events are excluded. In 2020 the average was
8 hours of lost power per household, when extreme weather events like hurricanes
and tornadoes are factored in. How can you be prepared?

  • Plan for the worst. In advance of a severe storm, make sure all essential
    devices are fully charged, your gas tank is full and you have flashlights with
    functional batteries placed strategically around your home. Place medicines,
    first-aid items, bottled water, and ready-to-eat foods where they’ll be easy to
  • Avoid opening the refrigerator or freezer as much as possible to deter
  • Consider a generator. A portable generator typically costs between $400 and
    $1,500, while installing a stand-alone generator capable of powering your
    entire home will cost at least $3,000.
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About Emilie

A transplant from the Pacific Northwest, Emilie has first-hand knowledge of the ins-and-outs of first-time home ownership and remodeling. She has become involved in the local art community and all the diversity Southern California has to offer and more recently has expanded her knowledge to include New Mexico.

Emilie’s passion to be involved in her community led her to become a licensed Realtor and Broker.  She continues to educate herself on different aspects of real estate to support clients with a variety of needs.  She is certified as a Military Relocation Professional (MRP) to work with U.S. Service families and veterans to find affordable housing solutions.

Having worked for both a small boutique firm and a company with a global presence, in 2023 she formed Emilie Broughton Real Estate to work with buyers, sellers, landlords, and tenants in California and New Mexico.

Splitting her time between the Land of Enchantment and the Golden State, Emilie focuses on Los Angeles County and the Greater Albuquerque metro area, helping her clients achieve their real estate goals in both Mountain and Pacific Time Zones.

Emilie represented her region as a California Real Estate State Director for three years.  She has served as President of the Pasadena Foothills Association of Realtors and is a multi-year recipient of the Five-Star Real Estate Professionals Award for the outstanding service she provides to her clients.

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