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3 Best Practices for Understanding Electrical Power Outages and Restoration

Posted by Scott Ranck on Sep 18, 2017 4:28:06 PM

Florida just was hit by Hurricane Irma causing the single largest power outage and recovery of its kind in the history of the United States. We are accustomed to having electricity without interruption 24/7 in our country. In this blog, I want to give a basic understanding of why our power goes out whether because of a small thing or a major disaster like a hurricane.

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Topics: electric, safety, hurricane, Hurricane Preparedness, power outage, restoration

Ask The Energy Expert: Hurricane Preparedness

Posted by Scott Ranck on Jul 18, 2017 11:57:46 AM

There are three primary ways hurricanes do damage. First, is wind damage. Just the sheer force of 75 mile an hour winds or above sustained for several hours can do major damage. Second, is the residual effect of wind, flying debris and downed trees. Finally, flooding can be a major concern, not just in flood prone areas but even in low areas near your home. In preparing for potential hurricanes it is very important to step back and evaluate your entire property and identify which areas need attention. Let’s consider these three areas in relationship to your property.

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Topics: Hurricane Preparedness

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