During the past few weeks, terrible storms have swept through the United States, with some regions sustaining more damage than others.
The BBC reports that U.S. winter storms have claimed over 60 lives as 2022 comes to a close. Now more than ever, it’s essential to have a plan for whatever emergency comes your way so you can protect yourself and your loved ones.
Below, Geneverse goes over ways you can prepare and navigate through deadly winter weather safely and smoothly.
Stock Up on Emergency Supplies
Keep a supply of food and water that you can use during an emergency. You can purchase military-grade survival rations that don’t need to be refrigerated and stay edible for years. Some products even stay good for decades.
Water is tremendously vital during times of emergency. During intense winter storms, your tap water will probably remain functional and potable. However, it’s still good to have a backup water supply in case you need it.
Shelter in Place
During intense weather, it is always best to stay at home. In many cases, adverse events consist of people who get into terrible situations due to being on the roads during these adverse weather events. Venturing out during severe weather of any kind should be avoided.
One way to avoid going out during severe weather events is to pay attention to local forecasts and stay updated on your current weather report. If there is bad weather headed your way, stock up on provisions and find a way to shelter in place with your loved ones.
Communication is key during emergencies. Stay in contact with household members and loved ones during times of crisis. There are countless occasions when we get caught off-guard by an emergency. We want to avoid those scenarios when we need our smartphone the most yet it only has a 5% battery charge. It’s always a good idea to ensure your phone is charged for emergencies. You can also keep an emergency phone and always make sure it’s fully charged – just in case.
Geneverse products can power all of your smart devices for up to 7 days – so you’ll never be without power.
Have a Reliable Backup Power Source
One thing that can become compromised during a severe weather event is your power. Outages can occur for a number of reasons, including wind, ice, and snow. Storm debris like tree limbs can also damage power lines, rendering your everyday power source useless.
The Problem with Gas-Powered Generators
Although gas-powered generators have helped get people through outages for a long time, even the best gas-powered generators like Honda, Pulsar, Generac, Champion, Westinghouse, and Harbor Freight cannot be used indoors. Users have to maintain a safe distance from them while they are in use and only use these products in open-air environments.
As a matter of fact, gas generators poison thousands of people a year. Even though portable gas generators can save lives during and in the aftermath of major storms heaters, medical apparatuses, and refrigerators during severe weather, outages, and grid collapses, there is still a risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, one portable gas-powered generator can produce around the same amount of carbon monoxide as HUNDREDS of cars combined.
Gas generators kill an average of 70 people in the U.S. each year and injure thousands more. Facts such as these render gas generators among the most dangerous consumer products that people can purchase.
The Solution: Solar-Powered Generators
Your backup power source should have to be a safety hazard or a liability. Solar generators eliminate these risks associated with using gas-powered generators. You can use solar-powered generators indoors and there are no toxic emissions. Geneverse provides a wide variety of solar generators suited for individuals and entire families alike.
Depending on the device and amount of use, Geneverse can power your appliances, electronics, smart devices, and even crucial medical devices for up to 7 days on a single charge. See our chart below to learn more about how long Geneverse can power each appliance and device off of a single charge.
We wish you the best of luck and hope you stay safe during these severe weather events. If you have not purchased your solar generator yet, Geneverse provides affordable energy solutions for a wide variety of needs, including emergencies and unforeseen circumstances.
Geneverse is reliable, renewable, and ready to help you get through any storm.
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.