(BPT) - Super storms like Sandy, major floods in Colorado and other natural disasters remind us of the devastating impact a long-term power outage can have on a community. But it doesn’t take a major disaster to take down the power – and make life difficult – for days. A basic winter storm with heavy snow and ice can do the trick, too.
“Extended power loss in the wake of a storm or natural disaster can be as damaging and life-threatening as the disaster itself,” cautions Ed Del Grande, a master contractor and nationally syndicated home improvement expert. “Food spoiling in the refrigerator or an uncomfortable temperature in your home may be the least of your worries. When the power’s out, your home’s sump pump won’t work and could cause flooding. A home-based business could lose important data and days of operations. And family members with special needs may be especially affected.
With hurricane season in full swing and winter rapidly approaching, it makes sense to prepare your home and family to face a potential power outage. The experts at Kohler Generators offer some advice:
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