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  • Writer's pictureBen Dororski

Here's why the 2023 storm season will be exceptional and why backup generators aren't a luxury.

A fallen power line dangling over a road

Storm season on the North Fork is just about here which typically starts in mid-to-late September. With the past summer filled with 100-degree days, the warming bay and sound are predicted to spawn exceptionally violent storms as cold air interacts with the heated water. The forecast, coupled with the region's outdated 1940's era power grid, means residents must be more prepared than ever for prolonged power outages. We're one of the leading providers and installers of generators. These days you can monitor them remotely and they come on instantly and automatically when lose power.

The Coming Storms: An Unprecedented Threat

The unusual weather conditions are setting the stage for more trees falling on power lines, leading to more and lengthier power outages. Even those living in areas with underground power lines aren't safe, as storm surges can easily knock out the overhead lines supplying these regions—a scenario that is all too familiar on the North Fork.

The Fragility of the Power Grid

As I detailed in an earlier post, the North Fork's 1940's era power grid adds to the vulnerability. That's because the outdated infrastructure often means that finding parts for repairs can take an unusually long time, leaving residents without essential services like heat, refrigerators, electronics, and life-saving equipment.

The Solution: Backup Power Generators

In this climate of uncertainty, a backup power generator is not a luxury; it's a necessity. Whether you need to keep the essentials running or want to power your entire house, Custom Lighting of Suffolk offers a wide range of generators tailored to every need.

Installing a generator not only ensures uninterrupted access to vital services but also offers automatic protection in the winter. A loss of heat can lead to frozen pipes and extensive damage to your home, but with a generator, this risk is eliminated.

Act Now: Time to Prepare

With storm season on the horizon, there's no time to waste. Installing a generator now will provide peace of mind and protection against the unexpected. Don't let a power outage leave you in the dark or in the cold. Custom Lighting of Suffolk's team of experts is ready to assist you in finding the perfect solution for your needs.

Author Ben Doroski is a master electrician with over 20 years of experience in the field. He is the third-generation of master electricians in his family. Ben is the owner of Custom Lighting of Suffolk, a lighting and electrical company serving the North Fork of Long Island and Shelter Island.


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