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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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Guardian 22kW Largest Most Efficient Air-Cooled Standby Generator

Generac’s newest addition to the Guardian product lineup is the largest capacity air-cooled standby generator on the market. No other generator manufacturer currently offers a comparable air-cooled standby unit. The generator supplies up to 22 kilowatts of power while running … 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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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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Kohler Power Systems—Residential and Commercial Standby Generators

Kohler Power Systems broke into manufacturing generators right after World War I to address a growing need for power in rural areas where power lines were scarce, but electricity was needed. Previously, most generators provided enough current to charge a … Continue reading

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Home Generator Power Management

Two types of generators supply power to a home during a power outage. A standby generator is permanently installed in conjunction with a automatic transfer switch. If utility power is interrupted, the generator starts and the transfer switch automatically supplies … Continue reading

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Generators: A Necessary Appliance for Every Household

In the United States, electrification of households began around 1905. By 1930, 70 percent of all U.S. homes located in cities had electricity. The Rural Electrification Act of 1936 provided for the distribution of power to rural farms and homes, … Continue reading

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