Natural Disasters, anticipation is the key to minimize their impact

Hurricane “Matthew" made its enormous strength felt, generating the evacuation of more than one million people in Cuba, while costing lives in Haiti and the Dominican Republic and left the mayor damages in the Southern region.

Faced with a natural disaster, whichever its origin and type, a basic service like electricity is affected. So that repercussions are minimal, it is necessary to count with backup systems that will help to reduce the destructive force caused by nature.

Thus, today more than ever, companies, citizens and governments need not only to be alert but prepared to anticipate incidents like hurricane Matthew, to minimize the impact that these could have on continuity of services, businesses and on our daily life; and due to the dramatic climate changes that have lately arisen, the world is more vulnerable to natural disasters like earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, storms, etc.

Effects of Natural Disasters

Sociocultural Effects – It refers to the number of human losses as a result of a natural phenomenon. All disaster affects the life style of people living in the environment.

Political Effects – They take place when the government of the affected country has to fund the rehabilitation of the affected zones.

Economic Effects – When a natural phenomenon occurs, depending on the magnitude and the place where it occurs, the effects can be devastating through: loss of infrastructure, in agriculture and irreversible damages to the environment.

So no one is exempt from being affected by natural disasters; from the common citizen whose housing can be destroyed by a natural phenomenon, to the hotel chains with large tourist complexes, nor much less our governments, which even with a strategy of intelligence and safety, can only prevent further damage and take actions to mitigate the impact. As against the force of nature ¿who can stand up to it?   

"Faced with natural disasters with the strength of Matthew, a culture of prevention is necessary, which will lead to count with adequate tools for the continuity of our day-to-day endeavors. Thus, it is important to always be prepared and count with power backup systems that will allow us to address the worst natural phenomenon or mains failure”Frank Moreno, Sales Director for Latin America, Generac.

¿So is it really worth preventing? Certainly, as according to the Association of Audit and Control of Information Systems (ISACA), 81% of managers whose organizations activated its mechanisms of business continuity, say that it was effective in reducing interruptions.

The emergence of fast generation of electricity, either due to the deficiency of existing supplies, a failure in a power station, a natural disaster or any unforeseen catastrophe, can be satisfied by means of portable power.

Characteristics of the backup generators for domestic use: Comfort, Safety and Convenience.

1. Automatic operation.
2. Various fuel options: GN / GLP.
3. It is installed outdoors, same as an air conditioning equipment.
4. It supplies power directly to the electrical system, backing up the entire system or only its essential parts.
5. The continuous resupply of fuel can be done through a local mains or through the existing gas service to the home.
6. Several capabilities and configurations in accordance with your needs.

About Generac:

Since 1959, Generac has been the leader in the design and manufacture of a wide range of power generation equipment and other products driven by engines. As a leader in light equipment for use in residential, industrial, energy and construction sectors, Generac’s power products are available globally through a broad network of independent distributors, dealers, retailers and equipment rental companies, as well as direct sales for certain customers and end users.