New Jersey is a beautiful state to live in, but during the hurricane and winter season it can be frustrating to deal with random power outages and storm damage. Being prepared for large scale storms helps keep your family safe and allows you to stay in the comfort of your home instead of dealing with the hassle of traveling to another location for access to electricity and other essentials.
The Benefits of a Generator for New Jersey Hurricane Season
Hurricane Sandy was the most destructive storm NJ has ever seen. The level of destruction left massive amounts of people without electricity for extended periods of time. The U.S. Energy Information Administration reported 8.2 million people without power after the storm left destruction in its wake. It took over a week to restore power to 90% of those affected, and took even longer for full power capacity to come back to customers, due to downed power lines and other damage. Those who were without power were left in the cold and unable to make their own meals. A generator can keep you and your family warm and safe during the worst disasters and is especially convenient when you don’t know how long it will take for services to get restored.
The Benefits of a Generator for New Jersey Winter Storms
New Jersey winters are also nothing to joke about. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reports that in 2014 there was over $13 million in storm related damage in New Jersey alone. Heavy blizzards and ice can topple trees onto power lines, and it’s difficult for utility companies to get these problems fixed when roads aren’t clear. When power goes out during a blizzard, families can be stuck in the cold and may not have the option of leaving their home to find shelter.
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