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Winter Storm Impacts South and Northeast States

By 9am Wednesday, the winter storm impacting the south had already accumulated more than 1/2 inch of ice in some areas. Ice accumulation rates of 0.1 inches per hour were expected to add even more ice, and the storm isn’t … Continue reading

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Inverters: Electrical Power From Your Vehicle

We drive around in vehicles that produce quite a bit of power. Most of the power is mechanical and is used to propel the vehicle in whatever direction we want to go. This is true on cars, RVs, boats, trucks, … Continue reading

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Generac Standby Generators for Homes and Businesses

Generac Power Systems began building generators in 1959 and over the last 55 years, they have become the largest manufacturer of residential standby generators in the world. The Generac standby product line at Norwall Power Systems includes models ranging from … Continue reading

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On Vacation: Winter Road Travel

Winter. Cold, freezing rain, sleet, and snow. And while these characteristics might seem counter-intuitive to fun and good times, the opposite is often true. Skiing or snowboarding, snowmobiling, ice fishing, and even camping are all just part of the winter … Continue reading

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Major Ice Storm Kills Power – Locks Down Central USA

A major ice storm is paralyzing a wide swath from Northern Texas through Kentucky and Tennessee and has made travel extremely hazardous. The blast of frigid air moving in behind the storm will only add to the difficulties with school … Continue reading

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2013 Hurricane Season Ends but Awareness Still Important

The June through November hurricane season has ended for 2013. Even though the season runs from June 1st through November 30th, hurricanes and other tropical cyclones can still form and affect the United States and the rest of North America. … Continue reading

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Make Sure Your Generator is Ready for Winter

Winter brings colder temperatures and everything from ice storms to blizzards. Your standby or portable generator has to operate when you need it. In winter, that means starting and running reliably in sub-freezing temperatures. Most engines do not start as … Continue reading

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You Ordered a Standby Generator – What Comes Next?

The last time you went without power you promised yourself it would never happen again. The decision was made and now you’ve taken action by ordering a new standby generator from Norwall Power Systems. What happens next? Delivery Your delivery … Continue reading

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Perform Your Own Power Grid Blackout Scenario

Federal authorities and electric utility companies are working together this week to simulate a national electric grid blackout. The purpose is to educate the Federal Government on what will happen if a terrorist attack or other event caused a widespread … Continue reading

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Tropical Storm Karen Takes Aim on Gulf Coast – Florida Panhandle

Tropical storm Karen formed out of an area of showers and thunderstorms in the southern Gulf of Mexico today. The system was already producing gale force winds and bringing rain to Cuba and the Yucatan Peninsula. A hurricane hunter aircraft … Continue reading

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