It had to happen sooner or later. One of the strongest El Ninos on record is waning. The system that was responsible for fewer Atlantic hurricanes is no longer offering Florida its protection.
Scientists are expecting a “near or above average probability for storms to make landfall along the United States coastline.” What does average mean? For Florida, it means a thirty percent chance one major hurricane will make landfall. The chance of Florida breaking its eleven-year hurricane drought is one in three. Maybe not good odds if you’re betting, but scary odds if you run a business.
Over three million people moved to Florida since the last major hurricane Wilma. A lot of these are new business owners with little knowledge of how much damage a storm could do to their business.
Even a weak tropical storm can do a tremendous amount of harm to flood-soaked areas.
Make sure you and your employees will be safe and prepared. Then consider what needs to be done about your backup power.
Your generator may be just one part of your hurricane preparation, but remember how important electricity will be after a storm. Electricity will power televisions and radios that will deliver news, refrigerators that will store food and even air conditioning which may be one of the few creature comforts available directly after a storm. More importantly, it will be impossible to get computer servers and alarm systems back online or to get employees back into a functioning office without electricity.
Proper maintenance and servicing is the key to reliability. Remember the seven P’s of emergency power; Prior Proper Preventative Preparation Precludes Power Problems. You never know when the ill winds of fate will blow a storm in your direction. And Erica is a wily one.
Be fuel ready.
Regardless of which type of fuel powers your generator(s) in times of need, have extra on hand. Being prepared will pay dividends when the lights go out. Also, you may need to remove old fuel that has been stagnant in the tank of your generator.
Changing fuel and air filters.
If you have spare parts on-hand now would be a good to time to change your fuel and air filters.
Check your battery.
Every standby generator requires a battery to start the system. A battery inspection and cleaning terminal connections is recommended.
Check to make sure your generator works. Start the generator to make sure that it will be ready when you need it.
Last but not least, if your business is damaged remember to assess, record images, document, and report this information to your insurance company as soon as possible.
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