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Strong winds, torrential downpours, power outages and floods — it’s officially hurricane season in the Atlantic! 

June 1, 2018: it’s officially hurricane season in the Atlantic. This day begins a period of dramatic and dangerous weather that can strike unexpectedly and without warning. Plan ahead and avoid risk from the most life-threatening storms on Earth.

Here are a few tips from the American Red Cross:

  • Talk with your family about what to do if a hurricane strikes. This helps reduce fear, especially for younger children.
  • Make sure you have access to NOAA Weather Radio broadcasts. A battery, or hand-crank portable radio should be purchased and kept for emergencies only.
  • Keep insurance policies, documents, and other valuables in a safe-deposit box. Less likely to be damaged if a hurricane causes flooding (pictures on an iphone or a flash drive can be used as back up).
  • Stock up on supplies! A typical rule of thumb is a 3-day supply of easy to prepare meals and water (1 gallon per person per day). And, don’t forget items like diapers, first-aid kits, batteries, and medicine to get you through.
  • Fill your car with gas, and have enough cash in case of evacuation.
  • Flashlights, or battery-operated camping lanterns are essentials. Never use candles.
  • Keep refrigerator & freezer closed for as long as possible. If power goes out, check for spoilage. When in doubt, throw it out.
  • If authorities tell you to evacuate, be safe and follow directions.

Power outages leave you vulnerable to dangerous and life-threatening conditions brought on by Mother Nature. Now that it’s officially hurricane season in the Atlantic, it’s a perfect time to invest in a home generator for safety and peace of mind. The Consumer Reports article below gives a quick and easy overview about generator options, but when you have questions the folks at Northeast Generator are happy to help (203) 336-3031.  
https://www.consumerreports.org/generators/how-to-prepare-for-prolonged-power-outage/

 

 

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Is burying electrical lines really the answer to our blackouts?  A Wall Street Journal article, “Outages Rattle the Suburbs” published Monday, March 19, 2018, debates this hot topic.

People are on edge after four nor’easters in a row caused blackouts throughout our cities and towns. Are we blaming this vulnerability on our trees? While undergrounding can enhance the scenic beauty of our natural landscape, what’s the cost to residents? Years of annoying road closures, disruptions, and escalating utility bills? According to a report published by the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin, “The estimated cost for constructing underground transmission lines ranges from 4 to 14 times more expensive than overhead lines of the same voltage and same distance.”

heavy snow and ice will continue to pound our weakened power lines while sensible solutions continue to be urgently needed.

Generators are today’s solution for homes, offices, fire stations, hospitals, schools and government buildings. Generators are a proven, reliable back up power source in emergencies. And, when properly and professionally designed, installed, and maintained, generators greatly enhance our quality of life. Not to mention peace of mind.
Just think how many times a day you:
  • charge your phone
  • flip on a light
  • close the garage door
  • activate your building’s security system
Simple tasks, all taken for granted until the power shuts off! 

Instead of looking at buying a generator, you’re at the store, buying bread and milk again!
Honestly, you can do so much more to prepare for a disaster. Call the professionals at Northeast Generator and receive an estimate for installing and servicing a generator for your residential or commercial property at (203) 336-3031. Don’t go through another big storm feeling helpless. Get the process started today.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/why-suburban-new-yorkers-are-likely-to-face-more-power-outages-1521378000?shareToken=st4ddcc57c38f84b7a836c962695faf34b&reflink=article_email_share
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The Daily Voice talks with Mark Holzner, owner of Northeast Generator-one of the largest distributors of backup generators in Connecticut, who said sales have doubled over the past few months after Hurricane Irene.

Read the full article online: http://www.townvibe.com/Ridgefield/November-December-2012/Super-Power/

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Westfair Communications Business Journal talks about how Northeast Generator Company of Bridgeport services and installs permanent generator units as well as renting portable units. Northeast Generator has seen a significant uptick in residential generator installation following Tropical Storm Irene, said Joel Yencho, the company’s general manager.

Read more online: https://westfaironline.com/49904/region-sees-full-scale-mobilization-in-sandys-wake/

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CT Post mentions that Craig Peitrowicz, an employee of Northeast Generator in Bridgeport, looks at the gym floor destroyed by flooding from Hurricane Sandy in the Westport Weston Family YMCA in Westport after Hurricane Sandy hit Westport Businesses.

Read the full article online: https://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Hard-hit-Westport-businesses-work-to-restore-4047089.php
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