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April 11, 2018
While the 2018 hurricane season doesn’t officially kick off until June 1st, professional meteorologists are making predictions that it will be a busy time for tropical storms this year. Researchers at Colorado State University are predicting a 60% chance of at least one major hurricane hitting the East Coast, and are estimating a total of 7 hurricanes (3 of which will be major) and 14 named storms will form during this year’s Atlantic hurricane season. An average season produces 12 named storms before hurricane season wraps up in late November.
Last year was the costliest hurricane season on record, being only one of four seasons to have ten hurricanes in a row. Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria, and Nate all impacted the Gulf Coast of the United States, and devastated parts of the Caribbean. While the southern states got hit the hardest last year, no one can forget the devastation from Hurricane Sandy in 2012. 346,000 homes were damaged or destroyed, 37 people were killed, and over 2,000,000 homes lost power, many for several weeks. Is your family ready to go without power during potentially chilly fall temperatures?
Home backup generators automatically detect a power outage and kick in to provide power to your home within seconds, shutting off once the power is restored. With the typical turnaround for a generator installation being anywhere between 30 and 60 days, now is the time to start planning for the upcoming hurricane season. While often the beginning of hurricane season is calm, is it smart to plan your installation before it gets busy. At Tindall & Ranson, we install Honeywell generators that will keep your household operating during a time of crisis. We provide the following sizes based on your family’s needs:
11KW – Good for refrigerators, sump pumps, and a couple lights
16KW – Good for above plus a furnace and additional lights
22KW – Good for above plus air conditioning
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