REGION — The March 2 blizzard and following storms led to a sharp increase in people in the region who are now interested in purchasing a home generator. It’s not surprising.
Do I have to push a button to turn on the generator?
Most whole-house generators come equipped with an automatic transfer switch. It monitors the electricity coming into your house from the grid, and when wires stop sending power to your house, the generator turns on automatically.
REGION — There are a lot of solar generators on the market being sold by various companies for various purposes.
REGION — The purpose of a whole-house generator or back-up generator is to provide electricity for the entire house when the power goes out. No doubt lots of people in our region were wishing they had installed such a generator before the blizzard and snowstorms of March.
GLEN SPEY, NY — Lumberland residents should be compiling their storm photographs to help the town demonstrate “how long it took” and “show the poor Orange & Rockland Utilities (O&R) response” to the March 1-2 storm. Supervisor Jenny Mellan last week asked residents to send or email photos to the town.
DAMASCUS, PA — As the region braced for its fourth nor’easter in three weeks, emergency management coordinator Ed Lagarenne announced at the March 19 Damascus Township Board of Supervisors meeting that help is available for township residents dealing with storm-related power outages.
REGION — Most people living in the region have lost power in their homes a time or two, and because of the March 2 blizzard, many homes were without power for days. Not surprisingly, lots of residents are considering preparing against the next bout of nature-imposed darkness by shopping for a generator.