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How to Prepare for a Hurricane with Children and Babies: What to Pack

How to Prepare for a Hurricane with Children and Babies | Direct Energy Blog

Thanks to modern meteorological technology, residents of coastal areas often have well over 24 hours warning before the landfall of a hurricane or tropical storm. But that time can disappear quickly, especially if you need to reinforce your home or expect to get stuck in an evacuation traffic jam. Don’t waste even more time making last-minute runs for basic supplies like batteries, canned goods and bottled water, which are frequently in short supply in the run-up to a major storm. Learn what to pack for a hurricane and build a kit today so that you’ll be ready for the first day of hurricane season.   READ MORE

What’s the Difference Between a Hurricane Watch and a Hurricane Warning?

What's the Difference Between a Hurricane Watch and a Hurricane Warning? | Direct Energy Blog

Hurricane season comes every year, bringing with it special responsibilities for people who live near the East and Gulf Coasts. There are practical tasks like stocking up on bottled water and batteries, but if you’re unfamiliar with hurricane preparedness, the most fundamental way to prepare is to heed hurricane watches and warnings. READ MORE

After the Storm: Safety When Returning Home

Safety When Returning Home After the Storm | Direct Energy Blog

After a major storm, many of us will be going back home to clean up and check on our belongings. Traveling to an area that was affected by a natural disaster can pose many hazards, so keep your family and friends safe with these tips. READ MORE

What Do I Need to Know When Shopping for a Generator?

Residential backup generators have become more than just a luxury in some parts of the country, especially those that receive regular bouts of severe weather that strain the infrastructure of the electricity grid. In fact, they’ve become regular items on many suggested emergency preparedness lists for your home. READ MORE