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Is Your Portable Generator Ready for Winter Storms?

Winter storms have already begun to bury parts of the Northeast. This week alone, Buffalo, New York had already received about five and half feet of snow, with another two to three feet expected today. Heavy snow, ice, and wind … Continue reading

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Core Power Standby Generator vs Portable for Emergency Backup Power

Residential consumers considering a generator for backup power have two main choices—a standby generator or a portable. The first stop at this point is an Internet search for backup generators. Choices run from one extreme to the other, with tiny … Continue reading

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Facts About Portable Generator to House Connections

When a power outage occurs, there is no doubt that the best way to provide backup emergency power to a home is with standby generator system. An automatic transfer switch controls the home’s source of power and switches it between … Continue reading

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Tips for Choosing the Right Portable Generator

Portable generators make a lot of sense when you need power where there is none available. Job sites without utility service, campgrounds that lack electrical hookups, picnics, tailgating, and anywhere else that can’t be reasonably reached with an extension cord. … Continue reading

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Active Tropics Heat Up with Five Tropical Cyclones

As of this date, August 04, 2014, the ocean tropics are very active with five named storms. East Coast Bertha has been downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm. It is the second named storm of the Atlantic Hurricane … Continue reading

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Basics of Home Generators for Emergency Backup Power

Events in recent years have punctuated the fragility of our nation’s power grid. Hurricane seasons over this year and last have been relatively quiet, but tornadoes, ice storms and other weather-related events have done their share to knocked out power. … Continue reading

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Use Standby Generators for Independence and Home Safety

Power outages happen for many reasons. Severe weather is the number one cause and weather-related outages often affect large areas. Every year, millions of Americans make-do without electrical power for extended periods after a strong or severe storm knocks out … Continue reading

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How Our Emergency Storm Preparation Plan was Put into Action

The opportunity to test our emergency storm plan came less than two weeks ago. Tornadoes are not common in our area, but they do occur and the siren going off at 2:30 AM demanded action. Earlier, a severe thunderstorm watch … Continue reading

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Hurricane Preparedness Week: Put Your Emergency Plan to Work

Surviving a hurricane requires planning before a storm threatens. The Atlantic Hurricane Season begins June 1, 2014, and the Eastern Pacific Season has already begun and has already seen the first tropical cyclone of the season. It is important to … 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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