Are you ready for the 2020 hurricane season? Starting June 1st all the way through November 30th, hurricane preparedness should be kept at the forefront of your mind. Especially since we’re already getting early warning signs of powerful storms. With the first tropical storm already potentially on the horizon, Arthur could already be making its way this weekend. And though this tropical storm isn’t as powerful as a hurricane, it’s still an indicator of strong winds to come. Some sources even claim that Arthur could pose serious threats with storm-force winds, heavy rainfall, and dangerous surf.
But don’t fret. While hurricanes are overwhelming, they can be dealt with. More so, you can also deal with them easily by giving yourself the ultimate convenience: standby generators.
Standby generators are a great asset to add to your property when the power goes out. They also give you a key advantage in hurricane preparedness. And they can be installed on your property with the added help of Rack Electric’s services.
Don’t struggle this hurricane season. Continue reading below and see how our standby generators can help as well as learn about simple guidelines you can follow for hurricane preparedness.
Rack Electric’s Standby Generators
Every Floridian has had to deal with this situation for every hurricane season. And it doesn’t just happen when a hurricane comes around. It also happens with tropical storms, too. You’ll be in your home performing leisure activities and then suddenly the power goes out. It may be because of a loose branch or tree that fell on the power line, but it doesn’t matter. The only thing that matters now is the fact that you currently have no electricity. And it’s absence can cause many problems.
But for this hurricane season, don’t live in the darkness. You can call us now and we’ll be more than happy to install one of our standby generators on your property. Our automatic residential standby generators will allow you to be prepared for any hurricane or tropical storm.
Electricity in your home provides many benefits than just giving you light. Electricity is needed for nearly all household appliances that you possess. Without it, you can’t do your regular daily activities, such as using the internet, cooking on an electric stove, or even using a small light to help you read. But thanks to an automatic standby generator, you can continue carrying out your lives with electricity. Because the moment your power goes out, your generator gets to work ensuring that your house is powered.
Rack Electric’s standby generators will help you get through this hurricane season!
Hurricane Preparedness Guidelines
It can’t be stressed enough how important it is that you need to be prepared for a hurricane. Although we’re only potentially getting tropical storms now, that doesn’t mean worse storms won’t come later. For the ultimate guide on hurricane preparedness, we recommend you visit ready.gov/hurricanes. However, for a quick rundown on what you should do, if you’re pressed for time, we’ve listed some simple actions you should follow in order to be prepared.
Make an Emergency Plan
If you live with other residents such as family or friends, it’s important that you create an emergency plan. Emergency plans can help establish what to do during a storm. When a disaster strikes, your friends and family may not all be together. So the first thing you should do is determine a location for all of you to meet up at. You should also determine how you can all contact one another if possible. Additionally, you should also consider answering these questions when making an emergency plan:
- How can I be notified of alerts and warnings?
- What is my evacuation plan?
- What is my shelter plan?
- Do I need to update my emergency preparedness kit?
There’s much more to consider that ready.gov/hurricanes will list, but these are the bare essentials.
As soon as you finish your emergency plan, the very next thing you should do is gather supplies. The most important thing you can get first is enough food and beverages to sustain yourself and other residents. In the event that you don’t have a standby generator, you will also need to purchase some ice and a cooler in case your fridge loses power. You should also gather candles, matches and/or lighters, flashlights, batteries, and a camping stove to heat food. If available, you should also purchase a battery-powered fan to keep yourself cool, in case there are too many residents in your dwelling and it gets stuffy.
Strengthen Your Home
Just as important as the latter two actions, you need to protect your home from flying debris and strong winds. To do this, you need to reinforce your residency with window protectors.
There are many factors you need to keep in mind when protecting your home and some only apply depending on where you live. But no matter where you live, windows will always be a concern. You can protect them from creating your own shutters with supplies you can purchase from various department stores, or by even installing impact windows. Either way, you need to protect your windows from any powerful hurricane that comes your way.
Let Rack Electric Assist You in Hurricane Preparedness
Nobody ever wants to live in a dark home. And while you can purchase flashlights and candles to light up your living space, nothing will ever beat the convenience of a residential standby generator. Residential standby generators can allow you to perform regular activities that otherwise can’t be done without electricity. And with our standby generators, especially, we can guarantee you’ll be satisfied with their performance. We don’t also offer customers residential standby generators, we can also supply you with a commercial one, too! For any inquiries, you can call us at 561-391-3550 (Boca Raton) or at 239-300-3157 (Naples). You can also visit our contact page.Back