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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: Get a Plan and be Ready to Act

The Atlantic Hurricane Season begins on June 1 and runs through the end of November. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, if you live on the coast or inland from the coast you should take steps to formulate a … 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: 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 Generator Installations Require Time and Planning

The season of severe weather is just around the corner. Everything from hurricanes and tornadoes, to floods, brush fires, and torrential rains will impact lives across the United States in the coming months. Every year, millions of utility customers do … 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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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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