When Temperatures Dip, Will Your Family Be Ready?
Major winter storms do more than give your snow blower a reason to live; Heavy snow and extreme cold can last for several days and your family should have a plan to remain safe during dangerous times.
When storms dominate the forecast, there are a few steps every family should take but may not come to mind immediately. Stocking up on non-perishables and minimizing outdoor travel should seem like no-brainers, but beyond finding a matched set of mittens, many families forget some of the other simple steps required to keep safe and warm.
It's essential to remember to stay warm, dry and calm during a winter storm. Being prepared before a storm occurs is crucial. By having a plan you can ensure safety for your family and stability for your home.
Being Prepared Occurs Before the Storm
Preparing homes and families for winter storms is something that shouldn't be pushed off until the first snow. Preparing takes more than just stocking up on shovels and sidewalk salt. Winter storms can cause mass power outages and everyone must be ready. Who can forget the violent storms that battered the Northeast in October 2011leaving more than 3 million customers without power?
Being prepared before the storm is crucial. A power outage is the Grinch that can quickly wipe away the holiday cheer. One way to avoid the hassle of dealing with a storm is installing an automatic home backup generator. A home backup generator, such as Generac's Guardian Series, is a great option. It automatically kicks in when power goes out and maintains a sense of normalcy when all else fails. Generators keep your home warm, even during some of the most dangerous storms.
While thinking about preparing for winter storms, other precautionary measures that should be top of mind include:
When you're prepared, your Christmas lights are still going put the Jones' to shame. Plus, the best way to ring in the New Year is from the comfort of your warm, cozy living room. With an automatic home backup generator, you can keep the storm outside and the power on.
Emergency Preparedness Tips
You can't predict when a storm will hit, but you can prepare for it. That's why FEMA and the Red Cross recommend every family have an emergency preparedness kit in their home. The kit should include:
Automatic home backup generators automatically turn on when the power goes out, and remain on until power returns. Generators help in dangerous weather-related situations by:
In addition to making an emergency preparedness kit and installing a home backup generator, there are other ways to prepare for storm season:
Generac Power Systems manufactures the most reliable home backup generators on the market. They give homeowners the safety and reliability they need to get through the storm. So while you can't predict the storm, you can prepare to get through it safely.
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