From Lake Apopka Natural Gas District
It’s officially that time of year when Floridians start stocking up on canned and non-perishable food, flashlights and batteries, and a hearty supply of bottled water. Hurricane season does not wait for anyone, so it is imperative that individuals prepare early. Having a solid plan in place helps mitigate the unpredictability of storm season, and with the Lake Apopka Natural Gas District (LANGD) by your side, you can ensure that you and your loved ones are well taken care of during a major storm.
Atlantic hurricane season officially begins on June 1, but since 2015 there has always been a named storm before the start of each season. Because of this, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) is debating whether to change the official start of the season from June 1 to May 15. At LANGD, we have always emphasized the importance of preparing for hurricane season sooner rather than later. Although no official changes have been made so far, this year perhaps more than ever, it is important to plan ahead and be prepared for a potentially busy storm season.
According to Colorado State University, another above-average hurricane season is forecast for 2022, with at least 19 named storms and nine hurricanes – four of which are expected to be Category 3 or higher. Regardless of size, any hurricane has the potential to cause power outages and severe damage to your home or business, even if your community is not in the eye of the storm. Fortunately, LANGD customers can rest easy knowing that even in the event of a power outage, they will be covered through the direct use of a reliable, resilient and convenient energy source: natural gas.
The real beauty of natural gas is that it is delivered underground directly to your home, making it extremely reliable – particularly during a storm. That’s why so many essential services like hospitals, nursing homes and fire stations depend on natural gas to cook meals, keep their water hot and run generators.
Not only is natural gas profitable, giving an average savings of $879 per year; but it is also environmentally friendly. According to a recent article by Blue Flame Alliance, Natural gas is the cleanest fossil fuel and helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions, emitting 50-60% less carbon dioxide than coal and 30% less than oil.
The peace of mind of knowing you and your family are protected by natural gas is priceless. Don’t delay, make a plan and explore the potential of natural gas in your home now. There are also many resources you can take advantage of, such as FloridaDisaster.orgto ensure you have everything you need to weather a storm safely.
Ready to make the safe choice and switch to natural gas before hurricane season? For more information on natural gas service for your home, business or vehicle, please contact the District Marketing Team at (407) 656-2734 x307, [email protected]or visit www.langd.org.
Are you already a customer and do you like your natural gas connection? Tell us everything! E-mail [email protected] and share what you love about using natural gas in your home or business for a chance to be featured on LANGD’s Facebook page. As always, be sure to like, follow and share LANGD content on Facebook to @LANGDFL.