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On the afternoon of one of the hottest days this year so far, Sydney's inner west has just gone dark. 11,000 homes are without power, and salvation isn't expected until later tonight. It's not a planned outage caused by excess load, though -- the problem is with the local network in the area.

Yesterday evening, South Australia suffered through a massive state-wide blackout. If you were caught in it, you might have been caught unawares -- without a light source, batteries, and a way of keeping your phone charged. Here are five things you can do to make sure you and your property are ready for the next blackout that happens.