According to Mike Halpert of the Federal Climate Protection Center, there is a “95 percent chance of El Nino continuing through the winter, that’s about as confident as you will ever see in a climate forecast.”
There you have it, El Nino is coming and it goes without saying that now would be a good time to start reviewing your emergency procedures for a loss of power. The danger of flooding and power cuts is all too real. “We could see upwards of 200 percent of average rainfall event.” Said Bill Croyle of the California Department of Water Resources.
El Nino aside, there has been a 58% increase in power outages over the last 5 years. Not only that, but a recent study showed that the median cost to a small business for loss of power is upwards of $12,500 per day.
The Small Business Majority and the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) published a report that found: [Read more…]