The Climate Change and COVID Pandemic Perfect Storm

Planet Earth wears a face mask as hurricanes and tropical storms spin over the Pacific Ocean, Hot Dry Windy Weather prevails in the West while Severe Weather Threatens the Great Lakes, and another Hurricane in the north central Atlantic Ocean.Image by Alexandra Koch...

Hurricane Sam Forecast to Reach Category 4 over Weekend

Hurricane Sam over the central tropical Atlantic on September 24, 2021. Forecasters expect the category 1 hurricane to rapidly intensify and become a category 3 or category 4 storm over the weekend. NOAA GOES East Satellite Imagery 18th Storm of 2021 Could Impact...

Freight Embargoes and Service Interruptions Continue in Wake Hurricanes Ida, Nicholas

A FedEx Aircraft on the tarmac. FedEx is one of many carriers including local and national companies and experiencing service interruptions to New Orleans and southeast Louisiana following Hurricane Ida and Hurricane Nicholas. FedEx image. Lingering Power...

FEMA Offers Reimbursements for Generators and Chainsaws to Hurricane Ida Survivors

Utility poles and damaged power lines line the streets following Hurricane Ida, a category 4 hurricane with sustained winds up to 150 MPH. IDA took out all eight main transmission lines feeding southeast Louisiana. As of Sept 15, 80,000 utility customers still do not...

New Orleans & SE Louisiana Face Weeks Without Power After Hurricane Ida

Transmission cables lay on a road beside the twisted and broken remains of utility pole in Southeast Louisiana following Hurricane Ida, a category 4 storm that struck New Orleans and Louisiana on Sunday, August 29, 2021. (Entergy Corp Photo.)Eight Major Transmission...

Hurricane Ida Hits Louisiana with 150 MPH Winds on Katrina Anniversary

Hurricane Ida at 10:40 am, about 80 minutes before it made landfall on Louisiana at Port Fourchon with 150 MPH wind. NOAA Satellite Imagery. 16-Foot Storm Surge and Saturated Ground May have Delayed Weakening Louisiana, August 30, 2021: Hurricane Ida made landfall at...

Briggs and Stratton Takes Air Cooled Generators to the Max with 26kW

New 26kW Briggs and Stratton Highest-Powered Air Cooled Generator Briggs and Stratton announced a new air-cooled 26kW Standby Generator to lead their PowerProtect line of Home Standby Generators. For a long time, the most powerful air-cooled generator available maxed...

Generac Shipping Standby Generators without WiFi due to Global Shortage of Microprocessor Chips

The global shortage of Microprocessors prompted Generac Power Systems to begin shipping standby generators without the components necessary for WiFi connectivity, according to a letter sent to consumers who purchased a standby generator. A standby generator connects...