All over the country, more and more people are purchasing backup generators for their homes to prepare for possibly severe storms depending on the season. We see in California that the wildfire intensity is on the rise each wildfire season, and more people are experiencing power outages or worse losing their homes.
Other places down south and near the east coast, people are making sure that they will have power during possible tropical storms and sever hurricanes during hurricane season.
Backup generators are in high demand in California due to the increase in intense wildfires. Blackouts are occurring in the state for safety reasons, and people are looking to purchase backup generators in case the blackout lasts too long. The reason for cutting off power to a large portion of the state is to keep power lines from contributing to the spread of wildfires in the state.
Storm Shelters Upgrading in the South
Lee County in Florida is taking initiative in upgrading their storm shelters in preparation for hurricane season. They’re putting in backup generators at the storm shelters including schools and arenas. When hurricane season hits, many people leave their homes to hunker down in these shelters to stay safe during the storm. They rely on these places for shelter and food, which is why the government is installing backup generators in these places because of the result of a horrible Hurricane Irma in 2017.
Do I need a Backup Generator?
This is a very good question to ask yourself. If you’re living in an area where power outages are frequent due to tropical storms, wildfires, or other natural disasters, it’s a smart decision to purchase a backup generator. Even if you don’t live in an area where these events take place, you never know when a power outage may occur leaving you without electricity for an extended amount of time.