Tips on preparing for the next storm

When Mother Nature is in command of the weather, there is little you can do to control it. Yet, you can control staying ahead of the storm season by preparing for the unexpected. Every year, severe weather runs the risk of leaving up to millions of people without power for extended lengths of time. Some of the worst storms have eliminated access to power in certain areas from hours up to weeks. Are you prepared? From the leaders in power and emergency preparedness JHACS offers you these helpful tips to consider, before the storm hits: • Complete a weekly exercise

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Q: We have a generator. Why do we need uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) for our computer and other sensitive electronics? A: When the utility power fails, it takes time for the engine to start and reach operating speed (RPM) and to transfer to generator (emergency) power. You need some type of backup to keep things running until the generator power kicks on. The transfer of power from the utility to the generator also creates electrical surges and voltage spikes. Use of an UPS system helps prevent premature hardware failure, data error, loss or corruption, and other problems by maintaining power

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