Particularly tricky if you are nightblind and the power loss is at night. Not to whine as it hasn't happened often for me, but scare city when it does. Girl has flashlights in certain corners, at the ready.
Some years ago now, the family next door to me had a fire, and people came to my door to tell me, this at 4 a.m. I don't routinely answer my door, but this got heavier and heavier and people were starting to scream, while thumping on the door. I gave up and answered. They pulled me out in my bathrobe. Flames in the sky, and the house next door is only a few feet away.
Neighbors lining the street, fire truck at curb..
It turned out that the recently ex husband had started the furnace for winter - we have old furnaces...
Anyway, I am keen about my neighbors, good people.