WEST SUFFIELD October 28 - Tomorrow is 5 years since the rare "white Halloween" of Storm Alfred or commonly referred to as Snowtober. Which left 3.2 Million residents and businesses in 12 U.S states and 3 Canadian provinces with power outages that lasted as long as 11 days and ended with the resignation of the chief operating officer of Connecticut Light & Power.
“Snow on the ground with leaves on the trees just doesn't look right” says Anna Sogliuzzo. Trees were still in leaf and as the heavy snowfall added extra weight to them. Trees which days before enjoyed warm rainy weather uprooted, snapped, and wreaked havoc, creating storm damage that ranged between $1 - $3 billion. 11 Deaths were blamed on the storm and states of emergency was declared in New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts and parts of New York.
One grocery store which had a generator became a lifeline to many residents who loaded up on supplies, charged cell phones and hear badly needed, daily updates over the intercom.
Kerry McNiven said she was "totally unprepared" for the storm that knocked out her water, power and sent tree limbs crashing into her Simsbury, Conn., home.
Yesterday it snow again in West Suffield and surrounding area’s. Almost to the day of Snowtober 2011. Do not be caught unprepared and install a generator in your home and business, as only a few then did and who became the lifeline of the community.
JTN Electrical owned by John Nadeau, is a local business in Winsor Locks installs home and business Standby Automatic Generators. It is a "Turn Key" operation, every aspect of the job is done by them, including the Underground Trenching, Gas lines & hookups, Permit Fees & Inspections, and Start Up.
When the power goes out, the Automatic Transfer Switch Senses No Power, Automatically Starts the Generator, and Switches the Power to Backup. When power is restored, it also Senses that, and Automatically Switches back to Normal Power.
JTN would suggest a Kohler 10KW Automatic Standby Generator for your home which will power up essential loads like heat, lightning, water, Refrigerator and Freezers for around $12,000. The second option would be a 20 KW Generator which has the ability to switch over the complete house for aprox $16,000.
JTN recently installed a Kohler Commercial Grade 60 KW Automatic Standby Generator at Suffield Academy, which powers up one of the Dorm Buildings
Call John today on (860) 668-8854 for a quote on getting your generator installed at home and office.
5/7/2023 10:56:23 am
I also have trauma from the storm also, Many people lost their families because of this storm.
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