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Are you in an area where you get a lot of heavy weather?
It could be blizzards, tropical storms, hurricanes, or even all three!
Maybe you have a temporary generator to help get you through the worst?
If so, you may have temporary cords running here and there during the storm, and you really need to consider protecting those cords, especially if you have pets or small children. This is when simple cord covers can really come in handy. Wiremold cord covers, for example, come in convenient lengths and are easy to use and install. They are kept in place by double stick tape (which is easy to install and remove) and they are easy to store with your other survivial gear in the garage or even in a small closet.
Plan ahead for your next storm and keep your cords in good repair. A generator is a big investment and you should protect its cords just as you would for an expensive computer.