Monthly Archives: May 2013

Get a Plan: National Hurricane Preparedness Week

Hurricanes are destructive storms that cause billions of dollars in damage and take the lives of those who are unprepared or fail to heed warnings. With modern forecasting, we usually have plenty of advance notice that a hurricane is headed … Continue reading

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Hurricane Forecast Process: National Hurricane Preparedness Week

Forecasting the weather is a difficult and laborious process, and it becomes more difficult as we try to look further into the future. A three-day forecast is usually considered quite reliable, and meteorologists provide us with three, five, and ten … Continue reading

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Inland Flooding: National Hurricane Preparedness Week

In terms of lives lost, inland flooding poses more danger than a storm surge or hurricane force winds. According to Ed Rappaport of the National Hurricane Center, “In the last 30 years, inland flooding has been responsible for more than … Continue reading

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Hurricane Wind Hazard: National Hurricane Preparedness Week

Wind in a hurricane is a fearsome force. It can rip entire rooftops off buildings or break 100-year-old tree trunks. Flying debris, breaking utility poles, and the extraordinary force of the wind can snap utility lines. In spite of the … Continue reading

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Storm Surge: National Hurricane Preparedness Week

The strong winds found within a hurricane are a powerful force driven by heat from the sun. Solar energy warms the surface of the ocean and evaporates water. The water vapor rises until it encounters a layer of cold air, … Continue reading

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Hurricane Basics: National Hurricane Preparedness Week

June 1st kicks off the Atlantic Hurricane Season that runs through November 30th. This year’s long-range forecast includes up to 18 named storms. The NOAA’s National Hurricane Center names tropical cyclones when they reach tropical storm strength. Hurricanes are massive … Continue reading

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Generator Power for Outdoor Summer Fun

Planning an outing in the great outdoors this summer? Having fun in the outdoors is the highlight of summer whether it’s in your backyard, out at the lake, at a campground, or tailgating at the ball park. Outdoor parties and … Continue reading

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Cummins Liquid Cooled Standby Home Power Generators

Were you in the dark during the last power failure? You can eliminate worries that a power outage will leave your home susceptible to flooding, allow your refrigerated or frozen food to spoil, or that you’ll have to suffer through … Continue reading

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Backup Power – Preparing Food During A Power Outage

Standby and portable generators can handle a lot during a power outage, but they still have their limits. You probably know that your electric range can use a lot power, and if air conditioners are running, adding heat to the … Continue reading

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Get Ready for Storm Season with a Generac 5875 Standby Generator

Summer is right around the corner and with it comes some of Mother Nature’s most violent weather. Tropical cyclones, tornadoes, and strong thunderstorms are fueled by warm, humid air and can cause extensive damage over large areas. Power outages are … Continue reading

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