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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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Be A Force of Nature: National Severe Weather Preparedness Week

March 2-8, 2014 is National Severe Weather Preparedness Week, an awareness campaign sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Preparing in advance for severe weather could save the lives of your family … Continue reading

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Generator Safety During Winter Storm Power Outages

As the United States records 2014 as one of the coldest and snowiest winters in recent memory, the number of winter-weather-related power outages may also be one for the records. Major ice storms have plunged large portions of the southern … Continue reading

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The Generac Promise

The #1 selling brand of home standby generators. A Home Standby generator provides the automatic backup power you need to protect your home and family during a power outage. Generac invented the home standby generator category in 1977, and we … 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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How Standby Generators Work

The first generators required a team of engineers to keep them working. They kept the steam engines running that provided the mechanical power for the generator, and made constant adjustments to the generator to regulate the power production. As the … Continue reading

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Protect Your Property with a Standby Generator

Power outages indirectly cause billions of dollars in property damage every year. Without power, sump pumps that keep basements dry won’t work and the resulting damage can cost tens of thousands of dollars that won’t be covered by a standard … Continue reading

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Hurricane Preparation: Tropical Storm Ernesto Takes Aim on the Gulf

Are you prepared for a hurricane? Tropical storm Ernesto has moved into the Caribbean Sea and will move quickly toward the Gulf of Mexico. By Sunday, movement will slow as the storm turns more to the northwest on its way … 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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