The Perfect Storm is Brewing … Are You Prepared?

Owners of standby generators like to be “prepared” … just in case.


Homeowners living in the northeast coastal regions of the USA are familiar with Nor'easters, so-called because of high northeastern winds which can occur any time of the year. The most frequent and violent Nor'easters occur between September and April and often bring high winds, snow, rain, flooding, and power outages.

how nor'easters impact the upper northeast coastal regions of the United States

Hurricanes and Tropical Storms

Hurricanes can impact coastal areas along the Gulf Coast and up and down the Eastern Seaboard. The official start of hurricane season is June 1st and the season lasts through November 30th, with peak hurricane events in mid-September. Tropical storms can precede or follow hurricane season.

graphic image of hurricane season from June 1st to November 30th

High winds are the norm during hurricane events and so are power outages. Homeowners can prepare for these high wind events with a standby generator.

Weather patterns have changed over the years, especially for the nation's midsection, and straight-line wind storms can often accompany severe thunderstorms. Homeowners in Memphis, Tennessee recall a wild straight-line wind storm in July, 2003, producing winds of 100+mph. Memphians nicknamed the storm Hurricane Elvis.which caused power outages lasting upwards of 3-weeks for some.

Ice Storms

Ice storms can wreak havoc across the nation's midsection and beyond. And, power outages are a given as ice buildup can bring down tree limbs and power lines.

Being prepared is essential for homeowners who have experienced one too many power outages by nasty weather. A standby generator can make all the difference in the world for you and your family while providing peace of mind and safety. Stay prepared for inclement weather events with a standby generator from the world leader in power generation equipment - Cummins Power Generation.

Buckeye Power Systems is a factory authorized dealer for Cummins Power Generation and we have the leading in-stock availability of Cummins Home, Business, RV and Portable backup generators. 

Call the professionals at Buckeye Power Systems today at 901-379-8097. We are standing by to help answer questions about standby power or generator sizing. We maintain a good inventory of ready-to-ship generators to get you and your family prepared for the unexpected.

Call us Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, at 901-379-8097.