We've lived in this house for over 29 years. Semi-rural. Ten acres. Well water. Let me repeat that last part. Well water. When you don't got no electricity, you don't got no water. Only five years ago or so a portable generator made it's way to our home. In spite of that, when I hear the windy forecast, I start filling up water receptacles.
Dog water dish, my two drinking glasses, donkey water, teakettle. Got the picture?
I'm only too well aware of that sinking feeling when the lights go out and, oh yes, you have no drinking water. In my defense, I ask you, what if the generator fails? Best to be prepared!