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June 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season off to a Slow Start

The end of June, 2014 brings the possibility for the first tropical cyclone of the season to the coast of Florida. At 2 PM EDT, an area of low pressure with thunderstorms was increasing in organization just 125 miles east … Continue reading

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Safe Use of Electric Generators at Home and Away

The Internet age has brought information in vast quantities to our fingertips from just about anywhere. Unfortunately, a lot of that information isn’t perfect and some of it is downright dangerous. Any genuine expert on a particular topic can only … Continue reading

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Hurricane Preparedness Week: Forecasting Tropical Cyclones

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) is a division of the National Weather Service (NWS), an agency within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The NHC is responsible for forecasting and tracking tropical cyclones and their associated hazards in the … Continue reading

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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: 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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Standby Generators Increase Home Resale Value

Every major storm only serves to highlight the fragile nature of the nation’s power grid. According to Dr. Jeff Masters at¬†Weather Underground, Hurricane Sandy disrupted power to 8.5 million people 2012, including three-quarters of New Jersey utility customers. It took … Continue reading

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The Miracle of a Generator in a Heatwave-Related Power Outage

Recent Extreme Conditions show the value of Generators in an Emergency This summer is going to be a hot one. This, of course, is an understatement, as late June has already shown us. All across the United States, people are … Continue reading

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Disaster Preparedness

How a Home Generator can Save your Life The recent storm that shredded the eastern seaboard foretells of a dangerous summer with extreme conditions that can cause blackouts and other serious situations. This storm struck without warning, leaving over 3 … Continue reading

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Ready or Not

I was pondering some data provided by Generac Power Systems about power outages and was astounded to find out there are so many various causes for an outage.¬† Some of the causes listed were what you might expect, strong storms, … Continue reading

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