Hale’s Severe Thunderstorm Preparedness Center

In Central Virginia thunderstorms are possible year round. The Team at Hale’s Electrical Service have gathered some of the best tips and resources to help you stay safe during the next thunderstorm. Scroll down to find helpful links and resources to help you be prepared for the next severe thunderstorm Mother Nature throws your way. While these resources below are good resources for severe thunderstorm 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. Be sure to scroll all the way through this page to get the most resources and tips!

Weather Animated Weather Forecast Blue Background 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. Indoors Blue Background Go Indoors When you hear thunder go inside. If you can hear thunder that indicates that lightning has occurred near you and may happen again. Electronics Unplugged Power Cord Blue Background Protect Electronics Items that are connected to an electrical outlet, cable/satellite, or landline may receive damage if lighting strikes any of your lines. Surge protectors can protect items from lightning surges but are not full proof solutions. The best option to protect your electronics is to unplug them during a thunderstorm. Water Shower Head Spraying Water Blue Background Avoid Using Running Water Lightning can send electricity though plumbing and running water. Flooded Roads Car Driving Through Water Blue Background Don’t Drive on Flooded Roads Even if you think the water is not that high, standing water on roads can cause you to loose control of your car. Trees Tree Fallen into Road Blue Background Do NOT Go Near Fallen
Power Lines or Trees
Report fallen power lines and trees to your local power company or your city or town’s emergency operations to safely fix the challenge. They are trained professionals who are equipped to handle power lines and trees.
Plan Emergency Preparedness Checklist Blue Background 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. Generator Generac Automatic Home Standby Generator Blue Background 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. Click Here to Connect with our Generator Specialists

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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Generating Power for Your Life!

YOU and your backup power needs are unique and different from anyone else. With Hale’s, you have the advantage of a dealer whose only business is Generac Generators. We concentrate on one thing … Helping Central Virginia take control of their power!