GENERAL TIPS IN CASE OF BAD WEATHER CONDITIONS
Power is not only important for business: our lives depend on it.
Imagine having to live without heating, lights, television and internet connection. Imagine being unable to charge your phone, cook meals, keep your food refrigerated and take baths/showers. Power outages put our modern lifestyles in jeopardy, and with a more-unstable-than-ever climate, they happen more frequently and tend to last longer, disrupting lives and cutting people out of the world for days, sometimes weeks.
In these situations, a PRAMAC electric generator- be it a home standby or a portable one- can be a lifesaver.
If you are a residential user, to keep your life going without interruption, check out a few tips below.
BE PREPARED FOR SEVERE WEATHER
- Decide ahead of time where to go if you are at home, school, work, outdoors, or in a car when severe weather hits.
- Agree with family members on a designated place to meet if separated. Include a place directly outside the home and in your city or neighborhood.
- Designate a friend or relative outside the area as your contact if you are separated.
- WATCH – Conditions for severe weather are possible in the specified area within 36 hours.
- WARNING – Severe weather conditions have been reported by spotters or radar and are expected in the area within 24 hours.
- Remove outdoor items such as lawn furniture, trash cans, toys and hanging plants as they may become airborne during a storm.
- Trim or cut down weak trees and branches that could easily be broken off by high winds and damage homes.
- Keep rain gutters, outside stairwells, window wells, drain lines and down spouts clear to prevent flooding in high rains.
- Protect or cover windows, entry doors, sliding glass doors, garage doors and gable end vents.
- Flashlights cannot power refrigerators and candles are fire hazards.
- Invest in automatic home standby generators, such as those of Pramac that automatically provide power for heat and electricity when is needed. They turn on as soon as the power goes out and stay on until utility power is restored.