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Hale’s Hurricane Preparedness Center

Central Virginia has experienced many hurricanes in the past. The Team at Hale’s Electrical Service have gathered some of the best tips and resources to beat the hurricane season.

Be Ready . . . Beat the Hurricane!

Hale’s Electrical Service wants to make sure you stay safe during a hurricane. We have helpful articles, resources and links to arm you with the tools and knowledge you need to make informed decisions before the hurricane. The links below are good resources for storm preparedness information; however, be sure to listen to your local news and public authorities or download your local news and weather apps to follow during emergency situations. These tips and resources will provide you with the latest instructions and places to go should the area be hit with a natural disaster.

Get Prepared Before the Storm!

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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Emergency Preparedness: Power in Community

Emergency Preparedness: Power in Community When disaster and major weather events occur you may be the main source of assistance for your neighbors and community. Many communities offer Emergency Preparedness Courses and Training for their citizens. In Dinwiddie County our Public Safety Department [...]

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Emergency Preparedness: Weather Alerts and Family Safety

Emergency Preparedness: Weather Alerts and Family Safety Whether you are young or old, you should discuss weather alerts with your family. How will you get notifications that severe weather events are in your area? Are your young children old enough to understand what [...]

Emergency Preparedness: Saving you Food

Emergency Preparedness: Saving you Food National Emergency Preparedness Month is here and that means it's time to rethink our emergency preparedness plans. In all the concern about losing power and buying a Generac Generator, whether whole house or portable, have you given thought to [...]

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Caring for your Automatic Standby Generator

Caring for your Automatic Standby Generator Each type of generator is quite different, but the responsibilities remain similar. Here we will discuss caring for home standby generators so that you may consider the responsibilities as you seek a contractor and a generator to suit [...]

Storm Fun? Think Ahead to Ease the Stress!

Storm Fun? Think ahead to ease the stress! Sounds crazy putting the words Storm and Fun together? If you think ahead and get some ideas gathered on paper or in mind, you can easily combine these two words together for less stress and [...]

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Preparing Food Before the Storm

Would you rather be rushing to the store before a power outage or relaxing and not having to worry about the storm? 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.

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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Hurricane & Tropical Storm Preparation for Kids

Hurricanes and Tropical Storms look awesome on television, but in person they are really dangerous. Kids can help prepare for the hurricane by doing a few helpful things to aid in the preparation before the storm. Keeping calm and having a plan is key to surviving a storm of any kind.

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Hale’s Storm Response Protocol

Preparing to meet your needs, Hale’s has the Generac Generator Emergency Response Protocol to get you back up and running in no time!

Hurricane Preparedness Week 2018 Social Media Posts

Tomorrow kicks off National Hurricane Preparedness Week! We will be sharing some tips from NOAA as well as a few of our…

Posted by Hale's Electrical Service on Tuesday, May 8, 2018

If you have propane appliances in your home top off your propane tank to ensure you have enough propane to last well…

Posted by Hale's Electrical Service on Monday, May 7, 2018

Hurricanes are not just a coastal problem. Their impacts can be felt hundreds of miles inland, and significant impacts…

Posted by Hale's Electrical Service on Monday, May 7, 2018

A Hurricane could cause a power outage that lasts for a week or more! Investing in a Home Standby Generator now ensures…

Posted by Hale's Electrical Service on Monday, May 7, 2018

If you are planning to operate a portable generator during the storm, clear a place outside away from any doors or…

Posted by Hale's Electrical Service on Tuesday, May 8, 2018

If a hurricane strikes, you’re going to need supplies not just to get through the storm but for the potentially lengthy…

Posted by Hale's Electrical Service on Tuesday, May 8, 2018

If you have a Home Standby Generator, schedule preventive generator maintenance with a trained technician regularly….

Posted by Hale's Electrical Service on Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Ask for an insurance checkup to make sure you have enough homeowner's insurance to repair or even replace your home. Don…

Posted by Hale's Electrical Service on Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Never connect your portable generator directly to home without a proper manual transfer switch. Connecting a portable…

Posted by Hale's Electrical Service on Thursday, May 10, 2018

Make sure your home is in good repair and up to local hurricane building code specifications. Examine your property for…

Posted by Hale's Electrical Service on Thursday, May 10, 2018

Listen for your Generac Home Standby Generator to perform its exercise. In most cases this is a 5-12 weekly test where…

Posted by Hale's Electrical Service on Friday, May 11, 2018

Many Americans rely on their neighbors after a disaster, but there are also many ways you can help your neighbors before…

Posted by Hale's Electrical Service on Friday, May 11, 2018

Overloading your portable generator can seriously damage your valuable appliances and electronics. Do not overload the…

Posted by Hale's Electrical Service on Saturday, May 12, 2018

The time to prepare for a hurricane is before the season begins, when you have the time and are not under pressure. Take…

Posted by Hale's Electrical Service on Saturday, May 12, 2018

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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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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!