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Having a Generator May Be an Important Part of a Family's Emergency-Preparedness Plan

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DURING "NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH" IN SEPTEMBER, FEMA'S "READY CAMPAIGN" URGES FAMILIES TO PREPARE FOR POWER-OUTAGES, STORMS, AND OTHER EMERGENCIES.  A RECENT POLL BY "BRIGGS AND STRATTON" SHOWS THAT POWER-OUTAGES ARE MORE COMMON AND COSTLY THAN YOU MAY THINK:  NEARLY ONE-IN-FOUR U-S ADULTS ENDURED A POWER-OUTAGE LASTING 12 HOURS OR MORE, IN THE LAST TWO YEARS.  AND, THE COST OF BEING WITHOUT POWER CAN BE IN THE THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS--INCLUDING SPOILED FOOD, BASEMENT WATER-DAMAGE, APPLIANCE-REPAIRS, AND EVEN EXTENDED HOTEL-STAYS.  HOW CAN FAMILIES BE WELL-PREPARED?  FIRST, THEY SHOULD MAKE BOTH AN EMERGENCY-PREPAREDNESS KIT, AND A FAMILY-COMMUNICATIONS PLAN.  THEN, THEY SHOULD THINK ABOUT REPLACEMENT-POWER:  A PORTABLE GENERATOR OPERATES ON GASOLINE, AND CAN POWER A FEW ESSENTIAL HOME-APPLIANCES FOR HOURS.  OR, A PERMANENT STANDBY-GENERATOR CAN BE PROFESSIONALLY INSTALLED SO THAT IT AUTOMATICALLY TURNS ON WHEN AN OUTAGE OCCURS.  FOR MORE ON PROTECTING YOUR HOME FROM POWER-OUTAGES, GO TO "BRIGGS-AND-STRATTON"-DOT-COM.


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