Around the House: Weatherproof Your Home

Spring is here and that can mean floods and power outages.

Mike Cartozzo from Home Depot is here to go over the items all families should have in case of floods or other weather emergencies:

Vector Weatherband Radio/Flashlight Combo — $29.99
Battery operated AM/FM radio w/ emergency alert function and weather band stations to keep you tuned in to the day's happenings (can be operated with crank when the batteries die)
2 lighting options include small spotlight in front and light in the rear for greater vision in dark environments

RIDGID® 3 Gallon MaxSelect™ Wet/Dry Vac
Battery operated cordless vac designed to provide maximum power
Portable — never be restricted by electrical outlet and power cord
Easy to carry — lightweight and narrow profile
Expandable 1-7/8" hose with variable suction expands from 2 feet to 7 feet
RIDGID lifetime warranty means free parts and service for the registered owner

RIDGID® 12 Gallon 5 Peak HP Wet/Dry Vac — $69.97
Includes 2 extension wands, 3 nozzles and 7' hose
Powerful suction and blowing capabilities

Coleman 5,000 Watt Generator — $599
Four 120 volt outlets
10 horsepower
6 gallon tank
12 hour run time at 50 percent load

Guardian 7,000 Watt (LP) / 6,000 Watt (NG) Home Standby Generator — $1,989
24/7 automatic protection from power outages whether you're home or away
Fully automatic home standby generator comes pre-packaged and pre-wired with an automatic transfer switch
Permanently installed and runs on natural gas or LP gas
Easy and inexpensive to install
Responds to a power outage in 20 seconds
Tests itself every 7 days

Generators provide power to your home or business in case of a power outage or shortage and are extremely useful for outdoor applications that require electricity.

If you're looking to buy a generator, answer these simple questions to help in the decision making process:

Do you need standby power for your home only, or a portable model for jobsite or recreational use?
How many and what types of appliances/equipment do you need to power?
Do you need your generator to kick on automatically when an outage occurs?
Will you be powering computers, home electronics or other sensitive equipment?
What price range are you looking to stay within? Is price a primary consideration?

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