This past hurricane season, Irma gave Southwest Florida a not so gentle reminder of the importance of hurricane preparedness. When making your hurricane preparedness plan this year, you may be considering adding a generator to your list. But which brand should you choose?
In the wake of Hurricane Irma last year, millions of Floridians were left without power. For thousands, the power outages lasted for more than a week. Thousands of residents of Puerto Rico still had no electricity when Christmas arrived, more than three months after Hurricane Maria wreaked havoc on the island.
You’re the kind of person who understands the importance of preparedness. You’ve seen a hurricane or five, and you know that you have your food and water supply, your medications, your evacuation plan, and your first aid kit. Your pets are microchipped. Your tires are full. Your important computer files are backed up. And your standby generator is ready to go.
If you own a business, one of your biggest concerns is not just losing money, but also spending money where you don’t need to. We all remember Hurricane Irma, September 2017’s catastrophic storm. After the storm, 99% of the population of Florida was without power. It took almost two weeks before the power companies reestablished power and even towards the end of September, there were still more than 70,000 outages in the state.
In September, Hurricane Irma threw the Southwest Florida area into a panic as the reality of the necessity of hurricane preparedness and power outage preparedness became all too evident.