Hurricane Katrina – A Story

You never know what you need until you live through a disaster. I lived through hurricane Katrina and that is something I never want to have to see again. I like most didn’t think that it was necessary to get natural gas generators, or any generators for that matter, and that was probably the worse thing that I could have ignored. I just thought that if we did lose power in our home, that it would be back on in no time at all. I didn’t take into considerations the damage that a Storm like that could actually do.

I was with out power for about a month, yes I said a month. Luckily my neighbor was smart enough to go out and purchase one of those small residential natural gas generators that I didn’t think I needed. They had a small one, but they let us run a cord and use it to keep the refrigerator running and we could stock the house with food. They were my life savers during that horrible time.

Why didn’t I go out and get my own generator after I realized I needed one you ask? Well I tried, but it was to late. All the stores that were open were sold out, I even traveled to Florida to find one, but nothing. I searched high and low for any kind of generator. Natural gas generators, Kohler regular gas generators, solar generators, nothing. The shelves were wiped clean and I was standing there looking like an idiot.generator-portable

I was willing to take anything I could get, heck I was even willing to suffer from the price gouging. No price was to big or small, no matter if it were natural gas generators, or regular, I just wanted any kind of residential generator that would leave my house powered for survival.

I have to say that this was a huge lesson learned, and as soon as things became stable again on the gulf coast, I went right out and bought two residential natural gas generators. Yes I said two, I wanted to make sure that I have all my bases covered if this ever happens again.

I strongly urge anyone, not only those in hurricane prone areas to look into generators and read some reviews on sites like this website. They really are a life saver. You never know when you will need it, and trust me, you will be grateful for having it.

I for one will never be caught in such a horrible situation ever again!

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