As anybody living in South Florida should be aware, the hurricane season has arrived. Around this time every year, responsible residents begin accumulating supplies in case a storm comes our way sometime between June 1 and November 30. Water, ice, batteries, flashlights and canned goods are just some of the common hurricane supplies.
Generators are also an important part of a lot of lists, and can preserve some modern amenities that we tend to take for granted like the ability to watch movies, take warm showers and keep our food cool. A generator can also ensure that the air conditioner continues to run during power outages caused by hurricanes.
Not too long ago, many experienced firsthand the value of a dependable generator when millions of people in South Florida were at some point without power during the 2005 hurricane season when Hurricanes Dennis, Katrina, Rita and Wilma made landfall. All Year Cooling offers Generac Generators to our customers this hurricane season so they can maintain some level of normalcy during a power outage.
Generac offers several generators with a small footprint and an attractive finish so you may maintain the aesthetic appeal of your home. They come in a number of sizes for use in any application. The CorePower System, Guardian Series and QuietSource Series generators are designed for exceptional performance and long-lasting reliability.
Forecasts for the 2010 hurricane season are not encouraging for South Florida residents. NOAA’s 2010 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook has called for an 85% chance of an above normal season, meaning we could see a very active season. In fact, according to NOAA, “If the 2010 activity reaches the upper end of our predicted ranges, it will be one of the most active seasons on record.”
NOAA goes on to estimate (with a 70% probability) 14-23 named storms, 8-14 hurricanes and 3-7 major hurricanes. Don’t let these numbers and this information scare you, though. Prepare yourself early before the season gets into full swing so that you’re ready for whatever nature decides to throw our way in 2010.
Some helpful links from NOAA and other resources: