Hale’s Winter Preparedness Center

Central Virginia has experienced many harsh winters in the past. Scroll down to find helpful links and resources to help be prepared for whatever Mother Nature throws your way this winter season. While these resources below are good resources for winter storm 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!

Car Shoveling Snow Around Car Blue Background Prepare Your Car for Winter Load extra car supplies in your car as well as blankets, food and water in case you get stranded on the road. Make sure your car tires are winter ready with the correct tire pressure. Check your windshield wiper blades as well as your car’s fluids. Give your car plenty of time to warm up before driving off to your destination. Clothes Happy Woman in Snowy Forrest Blue Background Wear Proper Clothes If you must go outside during severe winter weather be sure to wear layers of clothes to keep you warm during your outing. Pipes Bath Filling up With Water Blue Background Protect your Pipes from the Cold Cold weather also means the potential for frozen pipes. The Red Cross has created a helpful article to help you save your pipes from the elements this winter with some effort and early thinking on your part. Click here to read the Red Cross’s tips Trees Tree Fallen in Snow 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.
Pets Sleepy Dog Laying on Couch Blue Background Keep Your Pets Warm Your pets are sensitive to the cold as well. Bring your animals indoors during severe cold weather conditions, by bringing your pets indoors and ensuring they have access to food and NON-frozen water you can protect them from the elements. Propane Propane Tank in Yard Blue Background Make Sure to Have Plenty of Fuel If you are one of the many Virginians who heats using fuel, get your Propane tank filled early to ensure you have enough propane to last you during an extended outage. Click Here to See How You Can Remotely Monitor Your Fuel 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. Plan Emergency Preparedness Checklist Blue Background Write Down Your Plan Write your emergency plans 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

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Weather & Emergency Preparedness Articles by Hale’s

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2021 Ice Storm Response

2021 Ice Storm Response The ice storms of February 2021 were historically catastrophic events that many of us will not forget for quite a while. Thousands of Virginia’s were without power for a week or more! W Virginia needed power the HaleYES Team

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Generac’s NEW 24kW Guardian Series Automatic Standby Generator

Generac's NEW 24kW Guardian Series Automatic Standby Generator Introducing the largest air-cooled generator on the market - Generac’s 24kW is a big deal in a small package. Generac’s commitment to continuous improvement, innovation and technology is giving us the ability to bring more

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Power Your Winter Travel With Safety!

Winters travel can be stressful. Taking the proper safety precautions can provide you and your family with peace of mind while you travel the winter roads.

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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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Freezing Rain, Sleet, and Ice Safety

Weather in Virginia can change in a moment’s notice. When the temperatures begin to drop ice becomes a safety threat. There are many ways to check the weather for the day from radio, to different weather apps. Staying informed will help you and your family stay safe.

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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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Fall Safety Tips

Stay protected this fall as you come indoors with a few helpful tips from Central Virginia's Leading Generac Automatic Standby Generator Dealer!

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