That may not be a question you ask yourself very often. If you’re a healthy man or woman who does not rely on medical equipment on a daily basis, this question may have not ever crossed your mind. When a bad storm arises and you may think about saving a steak or two in the freezer or making sure your kids aren't scared when the power goes out.
If you or someone you know has emphysema, COPD, MS, Cystic Fibrosis, or Sleep Apnea, being without power is a fear for them. There are approximately 18 million Americans who have diagnosed sleep apnea. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease affects 14.2 million people, 1.7 million have emphysema, there are 12.5 people with Chronic Bronchitis, 300,000 have Multiple Sclerosis and 30,000 people in the U.S. have Cystic Fibrosis.
All of these conditions have one thing in common. They all rely on a continuous power supply that is needed for breathing equipment or equipment they need to move (wheel chairs) that require rechargeable batteries.
The elderly also rely on having a continuous power spply. Those who choose to live alone and remain independent, rely of technology (TV, radio, telephone) to communicate with their friends and loved ones.
If your home is 75-100 years old (as is the homes in the Brookside neighborhood of Kansas City) your power lines are above ground or the lines are among 150 year old trees. Storms and damaging winds can affect power dramatically in areas like this.
Homes in outlying areas where your electricity comes from a Power Substation will loose power when the substation goes down. Power has been known to take as long as 2 days to be restored.
Could You or Your Business be Without Electricity for 2 Days?
Could you be without power for 8 -12 hours? For some the answer to this question is a resounding, no and being without power for 2 days turns into a life and death situation.
Many businesses use small bank in their area and rely on power to instantly process credit cards. When the electricity at the bank goes down, the server and your ability to conduct business goes down with it.
Having a backup power source is a cost of doing business to keeping the doors open and the electricity flowing. It is a matter of personal responsibility for these companies who other small business rely on to provide their services. It is no longer feasible to rely on electric companies to secure electrical power. Be in a position of power and get a generator to secure the securable.
The coastal states in the U.S. are prone to tremendous weather patterns like hurricanes. The governors in these states tell their constituents, “We will get to you but you need to be able to take care of yourself for 3-4 days: have a supply of clean water, food, batteries, flashlights and a generator to ensure your safety and your ability to provide for yourself and your family.
Get the Power Supply you need in a Generator
What happens when your power supply fails can have varying consequences depending on how heavily you rely on it. For some, if it a matter of health, for others, a loss of business and for others still, a matter of safety. Control what happens to you when you lose electricity by getting a generator.