Author Archives: MJ Logan

Hurricane Preparedness Week: Torrential Rain and Inland Flooding

Tropical cyclones produce copious amounts of rain. The energy released when rain drops condense are what provide the storm with it’s high winds. Conversely to wind speed, it is the less intense tropical cyclones that produce the most rain. It … Continue reading

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Hurricane Preparedness Week: Extreme Wind Hazards

Mention hurricane and the first thing people think of is the extreme wind that impacts structures and landscapes when the storm comes ashore. Television images depict reporters leaning into the wind and horizontal rain. The winds associated with a tropical … Continue reading

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Hurricane Preparedness Week: Storm Surge and Coastal Flooding

News television networks often talk about storm surge and how it can overwhelm dikes and levees, cause damage to shorelines, and inundate coastal areas with fast rising water. When storm surge combines with a high tide, the effect is even … Continue reading

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Hurricane Preparedness Week: What You Need to Know About Storms

Hurricane Preparedness Week: What You Need to Know About Storms Few things in nature can match the power, breadth, and scope of a major hurricane. They can span more than a thousand miles, dump rainfall that measures in feet instead … Continue reading

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Atlantic Hurricane Season is Just Three Weeks Away – Are You Ready?

The Atlantic Hurricane Season begins on June 1 and is far more likely to affect the United States than the Pacific Season. The NHC keeps the Atlantic Graphical Tropical Weather Outlook page on their website updated with storm tracks and … Continue reading

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Generac Promotion Adds Extended Warranty to Standby Generator Packages

For a limited time beginning Monday, April 21, 2014, Generac’s standby generator packages offered by Norwall PowerSystems will include the Extended Warranty for Generac Power Systems Air-Cooled Generators, a 495-dollar value. The offer includes select standby packages from 8 to … Continue reading

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2014 Tropical Storm Risk Update: Are You Ready for Hurricane Season?

Risk assessment for tropical cyclones during the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season for the North Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea has been updated as of April 7, 2014. Major factors in the assessment include the trade wind forecast and the ocean … Continue reading

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Cummins Power Generation Standby Generators for Homes and Businesses

The Cummins Power Generation line of standby generators at Norwall Power Systems offers 20-kilowatt and 13-kilowatt air-cooled models in various packages. Liquid-cooled models range in capacity from 20 to 60 kilowatts, with three-phase configurations available on some models. Design considerations … Continue reading

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Power Outage Frequency: How Reliable is the Power Grid?

Even though the United States is one of the most technologically advanced countries in the world, the nation’s power grid is based on technology and equipment from the 1960s and 1970s. It’s no surprise therefore, that a 2012 study funded … Continue reading

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Steps to Secure Protect Portable Generators During Use

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, people who ran their generators indoors or too close to their home became a part of the storms sad statistics. Interviews with people sickened by carbon monoxide poisoning revealed that fear of theft was … Continue reading

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