For those of you that may be reading this blog, southern and central Vermont just got hammered by Hurricane Irene. Our neighbors measured between seven and nine inches of rain in less than 24 hours. We were trapped on our road for a day while the road crew from the Town of Chester and neighboring communities worked tirelessly to restore the washed out roads (they are still at it along some stretches of highway). All of our neighbors were without power for nearly three days, and we just got our phone service back after two days out.
Many of you may be wondering if there is some backup power source that does not require frequent trips to the gas station. There is! We can help you set up a battery backup system that will run your critical loads for a period of time without running an external generator. If you add solar panels, you can have an almost unlimited amount of electricity for helping you through times when the grid is down. Let us know if we can help you with such a system. We would love to talk with you about this.
Remember to help out your neighbors in whatever way you can during this difficult time. And if there is a way we can help you, please let us know.