How to Prepare for Summer Storms

In certain areas of the country, people are lamenting the summer heat, however, summer storms are a big possibility in many regions of the United States. While any weather conditions beyond heat waves may be welcome, homes and communities can be caught off guard by extreme weather events.

Below, Geneverse goes over a few ways to prepare for summer storms and other weather emergencies that occur during the summer season.

Summer Storms After Heat Waves

It is common for storms to arise after heat waves. Summer storms and thunderstorm development often come from rising warm air, which ultimately cools and condenses, resulting in the formulation of water droplets. 

Air instability produces warm air updrafts that cause water vapor to form cumulonimbus clouds. Cumulonimbus clouds form quickly – sometimes in less than an hour. These types of clouds can cause precipitation, lightning, and thunderstorms. 

Thunder, lighting, and rain storms can cause power outages and flooding, putting communities at risk and wreaking havoc on cities and towns. Creating a plan for such scenarios is often the difference between experiencing hardship and a minor inconvenience.

Building an Emergency Food and Water Supply

You can’t always rely on your everyday food and water source during outages, natural disasters, and emergency weather conditions. For emergencies, it’s best to have non-perishable food stocked as well as an emergency water supply. Canned food may not be your first choice during normal circumstances, but it can be useful during an emergency or a prolonged power outage.

Floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, and tsunamis can disrupt and contaminate the water and leave your refrigerator inoperable. Having canned goods, MRE (meals ready-to-eat), and durable containers full of potable water will help you get through natural disasters and summer storms, no matter what happens around you.

Getting prepared for emergencies can be costly. As such, it can be practical to build your emergency food and water supply over time. Keep an eye on expiration dates when it comes to canned goods. When canned food is close to its expiration date, you should try to replace and replenish your supply with fresher products. You can use canned goods close to their expiration dates for normal circumstance meals or donate them to a local food drive or nonprofit organization. 

Emergency Backup Power

It’s helpful to think about emergency power solutions in relation to what you will need to power during an emergency. Refrigerators, freezers, medical devices, communications devices, and other essentials are often necessary during outages and emergencies.

It’s important to have a backup power source that you can use during an emergency. If you do not have rooftop solar with battery storage, a viable option would be a portable generator. 

However, not all generators are created equal. Gas-powered generators have limitations. For instance, gas generators cannot be used indoors due to toxic fume emissions. Gas-powered generators are limited to outdoor use in well-ventilated open areas.

Unlike gas-powered generators, solar generators can be used both indoors and outdoors. No matter how cramped the space, a solar generator is safe to use.

Why Choose Geneverse?

Geneverse solar power stations are designed for emergency and everyday use. Our HomePower PRO Series powers 99% of home appliances and electronics. The HP PRO Series can also power a wide range of medical devices. Our solar generators are portable, user-friendly, and can be charged in 3-4 hours via solar and 1-2 hours via wall outlet. 

Take a quick look at our product offering today to learn more about how our power stations can get you through natural disasters, summer storms, and everything in between.

About Geneverse: Geneverse is the most reliable source of emergency backup power for your home and community. From the HomePower ONE power station providing portable access to electricity, to the SolarPower ONE as a source for recharging, never be disconnected from what matters most to you. Choose the size of Solar Generator perfect for you and your family. Learn more about how Geneverse and its industry-leading 5-year limited warranty can bring protection and security to your family on our website. Never face a power outage alone with a backup battery generator and solar panel from Geneverse.

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