From the Lake Apopka Natural Gas District
While many states experience snowfall and frigid winter temperatures, Florida is home to tropical climate year-round. However, that consistent warm weather and the state’s proximity to the Atlantic Ocean (and the Gulf of Mexico) makes Florida especially vulnerable to one of the most dangerous forms of natural disasters – hurricanes.
Though unavoidable, there are certain precautions you can take to ensure you and your loved ones are fully prepared and safe this storm season. And, while it is always wise to stock your homes with non-perishable goods and emergency supplies, Lake Apopka Natural Gas District (LANGD) wants you to consider adding natural gas to your hurricane preparation checklist.
June 1 marks the start of the 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season and experts at Colorado State University predict an above-average season, with 17 named storms and eight hurricanes, four of which are expected to be categorized as “major.”
With the above-average prediction this season, proper preparation is key and, with natural gas by your side, you can weather every storm with ease. In the event of a power outage, the use of a reliable and efficient energy source, like natural gas, means your lights are still on, meals are still warm, and showers are still hot; living without these necessities during a storm is a thing of the past.
Natural gas is delivered through underground pipelines directly to your home, making it extremely dependable for daily use – especially during a storm. In addition to its reliability and abundance, natural gas has proven to be affordable as well. American consumers of natural gas save an average of nearly $900 a year on energy bills, as compared to those who use electric solely.
Don’t wait until a hurricane strikes to formulate a plan; explore the potential for natural gas at your home now, as piping and service installation can take time. The peace of mind that comes with an abundant, clean energy source is priceless, and with natural gas in place, you can rest assured knowing you and your family are taken care of, even in the harshest of storms.
As a reminder, it is important to take your preparation a step further by developing a solid emergency plan and checking in with your insurance company to understand your level of coverage if damage occurs. There are many resources available, like FloridaDisaster.org, to ensure you have everything you need to safely ride out a storm.
Hurricane prep is always top-of-mind for LANGD, and ahead of a busy storm season, the team is doing their part to help keep its customers and the communities it serves informed and ready.
When it comes to your home’s energy source, the power is in your hands. If you’re ready to make the switch and check natural gas off your pre-hurricane checklist, visit www.langd.org, call the LANGD marketing team at (407) 656-2734, ext. 307, or email firstname.lastname@example.org today.