Without a doubt, one of the most important things to own after a hurricane is a portable generator. A portable generator can keep your food from spoiling and keep your family more comfortable while you wait for the power to come back on. Portable generators can be used to power lights, a radio or television, refrigerator, or sump pumps.
You’ll want to know that the generator you’ve purchased has the wattage and surge capabilities to run the items necessary to protect your home after the storm. Make sure you have additional fuel on hand to keep your generator running for at least 3 days intermittently, as well as a heavy-duty power cord long enough to access the generator which should be located on a level, well ventilated location outside of the house and garage. This video guide on portable generators and hurricane preparedness is presented by the experts at Loews and is quite informative.