Tag: hurricane season

How’s Your Disaster Supply Kit?

How’s Your Disaster Supply Kit?

Last year, we posted the basics of preparing a Disaster Supply Kit and what your family’s kit should contain. Why does it matter? The 2012 Atlantic hurricane season officially started on June 1 and lasts until November 30. The National Weather Service is currently predicting an average season, which likely means between 9-15 named storms. […]

Direct Energy meteorologist, Beau Gjerdingen, discusses the "cone of uncertainty."

Direct Energy Prepares for Hurricane Season

As the 2012 hurricane season kicks-off, we felt it was important to have an internal lunch-n-learn this afternoon for Direct Energy employees to refresh our brains on what to do in case of an emergency. Our internal meteorologist, Beau Gjerdingen, was able to provide some great insight into the 2012 season, as well as some […]

Planning a Tropical (Storm) Vacation?

Planning a Tropical (Storm) Vacation?

In the summertime, many of us look forward to visiting sunny beaches and tropical areas. The one thing we often don’t think about is that summertime is also hurricane season (June 1 – Nov 30, with peak storm activity between Aug 15 – Oct 1). While worrying about storms shouldn’t derail your trip, it is […]

Direct Energy Buzz: September 2 edition

Direct Energy Buzz: September 2 edition

Hello September! We’re so glad you’re here! September brings the promise of cooler weather being just around the corner and we think that it can’t get here soon enough. If you’re just tuning in, welcome to the Direct Energy Buzz where we give you a recap of all the things we’ve been up to during […]

The Storm’s Aftermath

The Storm’s Aftermath

With more than 200,000 people already evacuating the coast of North Carolina, ahead of Hurricane Irene, we want to prepare our readers for what to do after a storm has made landfall. Recovering from a disaster can be a trying and gradual process. Being prepared for a potential disaster will help your home, family and […]

Weathering the Storm with Children

Weathering the Storm with Children

We’ve discussed Hurricane Season in depth on this blog, but one aspect of the preparation process that merits harping is children. Sure you’ve prepared your Disaster Supply Kit, but do your kids know what to do? How to react? Where to go? Children have unique needs and require special attention when planning for a disaster. […]