The damage caused during this historic hurricane season serves as an unfortunate reminder of the need for contingency planning. From everyday citizens to public institutions, the impact that the barrage has had on communities in the path of the storms will be felt for years to come. The amount of people left without power during this hurricane season is unprecedented; according to the U.S. Department of Energy an estimated 13 million people have experienced sustained outages in the U.S. mainland, Puerto Rico and The Virgin Islands this season. As recovery efforts continue, many ESL StormSwitch™ manual transfer switches are operating in the affected areas to help provide backup power to critical facilities, banks and gas stations.
For more information on how ESL can help be prepared for the next power outage click here.
ESL would like to wish all those affected by the natural disasters a speedy recovery.
ESL actively supports the efforts of the American Red Cross. If you would also like to make a donation to help with relief efforts click here.