Hale’s Hurricane Preparedness Center

Hurricanes can have a powerful impact on Central Virginia. The Team at Hale’s Electrical Service have gathered some of the best tips and resources to help you prepare for hurricane season. Scroll down to find helpful links and resources to help you be prepared for the next hurricane Mother Nature throws your way. While these resources below are good resources for hurricane preparedness, be sure to listen to your local news and public authorities or download your local news and weather apps to follow during emergency situations. Scroll all the way through this page to get the most resources and tips!

Emergency Supplies Stock Emergency Supplies During and after a hurricane travel and supplies will be limited. Make sure you have enough of the following to last one week or more Hurricane Icon #haleYESbeatthehurricane Blue Background Cartoon Couple Preparing for an Emergency Food
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Secure Secure Your Home Before the storm, gather loose items outdoors that could become projectiles in strong winds, park your car a safe location and secure doors and windows from the strong winds. Hurricane Icon #haleYESbeatthehurricane Blue Background Outdoor Sofa Set Weather Watch Your Local Weather Tune into your local news stations to stay up to date with the latest storm changes. Invest in a NOAA Weather Radio to receive the latest alerts from the National Weather Service. Download your local news station's weather app to receive the latest alerts on the go and during a power outage. Hurricane Icon #haleYESbeatthehurricane Blue Background Animated Weather Forecast Propane Fill Your Propane Tank Get your Propane tank filled before a major storm comes to ensure you have enough propane to last you during an extended outage. After a severe storm, it may be weeks before your propane supplier can get to your home to fill your tank. Hurricane Icon #haleYESbeatthehurricane Blue Background Propane Tank in Yard Click Here to See How You Can Remotely Monitor Your Fuel Plan Write Down Your Plan Write your emergency plan down. Ensure every member of your family has a copy of your family or business emergency plan and knows what to do in the event of a hurricane or natural diasaster. Hurricane Icon #haleYESbeatthehurricane Blue Background Emergency Preparedness Checklist Generator Invest in a Generator The best time to purchase a generator is before a storm. If you have a generator, regular preventative maintenance by a certified technician is the best way to ensure your generator is ready to protect your home from power outages. Hurricane Icon #haleYESbeatthehurricane Blue Background Generac Automatic Home Standby Generator Click Here to Connect with our Generator Specialists

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We want to make sure you have the power you need during any emergency. That’s why we offer everything from installation to service and parts. No matter what you need, we have your Generac Generator covered! If you need help protecting your power before or after the storm Contact Us and we would love to help you take control of your power!

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Weather & Emergency Preparedness Articles by Hale’s

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Fire Safety for Young Adults

When was the last time you checked your apartment’s smoke detector? What if a fire breaks out? Where are your escape routes? Fire safety tends to be in the back of our minds but with a little planning and due diligence you can be better prepared for an emergency.

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The Hale Difference: Protecting Your Investment

The HaleYES team is committed to protecting your generator. We service every generator as if its our own. We take pride in making sure that your home is always ready for the next power outage.

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Emergency Preparedness: Power in Community

Take the extra steps to make sure your family is safe during times of emergency. Taking local emergency classes can help you and your neighbors have peace of mind during emergency.

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Emergency Preparedness: Saving you Food

Fallen trees and downed power lines are just a few of the many driving hazards on the road after a major storm. Sometimes getting to the store is near impossible. Running out of food just isn’t an option. Make sure your pantry is stocked with non-perishables, so your family never goes hungry during a storm.

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Caring for your Automatic Standby Generator

Just like your car, your Generac Generator needs scheduled maintenance. From oil changes to simply cutting back the scrubs that are too close to the exhaust; regular maintenance will increase the life of your Generac Generator.

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Storm Fun? Think Ahead to Ease the Stress!

Storm prep doesn’t have to be all about food and water. What will your family do after the storm? Back-yard BBQs, fishing trips, and board games can all help reduce stress for the family when the roads are not safe for travel.

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Preparing Food Before the Storm

Long lines and less than ideal parking spots are part of the shopping experience when strong storms are coming. If you're like us, you would rather avoid the lines and chaos. That's why we have put together some helpful tips to prepare for the storm.

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Back to School and Storm Prep

Each August Virginia offers Tax-Free Weekend for back to school supplies and Hurricane Preparedness. Need ideas for your list? We have you covered with ideas to help you prepare for the Tax Free Weekend.

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Wind, Weather and Fire Safety

Ever wonder why Firefighters watch the silent ways nature works? Why is atmospheric pressure so important to weather, wind and fire? Wind can do many things, good and bad. Wind can cool us down, heat us up and it all depends on the atmospheric pressure and jet streams.

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Wind Safety

Winds can cause dangerous situations any time of the year. Learn how you can be prepared when the wind starts blowing with this helpful guide to Wind Safety.

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Tropical Winds and Hurricanes

Tropical Storms and Hurricanes can pack a hurt on Central Virginia causing power outages that occur rapidly and remain for days and in some cases weeks. Whether we are looking at a Tropical Storm or a Hurricane aiming at Virginia, we need to be prepared before the storm!

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What is Electrical Backfeeding?

Did you plug up your portable generator and things in your home burn up? Did you see the news where a power lineman was killed working on a line that had been energized? These situations and many more could be a result of back feeding.

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Generating Power for Your Life Through the Hurricane

Whether you have medical needs or just want peace of mind, take control of your power with a Generac Home Standby Generator and visit us often for more tips and resources to beat the storm!

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