In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, an estimated 330,000 homes in the greater Houston area were left without power for days and even weeks — and with severe weather becoming an even greater part of life for residents in Houston, hurricane preparation is more important than ever before.

Reliable standby power is an important step in ensuring your home or business is prepared for high winds, flooding and compromised power infrastructure in the event of a hurricane — but there are many other ways you should prepare for unexpected severe weather in the Houston area.


The time to prepare for a hurricane or severe weather is before a storm has struck. Make sure you have these important tools and necessities ready to withstand the impact of a hurricane at your home or office.

Make sure your hurricane emergency kit includes:

  • Two-weeks worth of non-perishable food and water for every member of the family
  • A flashlight with spare batteries
  • A wrench and pliers to turn off utilities
  • A cell phone and portable charger
  • A whistle to signal help
  • Moist towelettes and garbage bags for sanitations
  • Battery-powered radio
  • A first aid kit

To ensure that your are prepared in the event of a hurricane, you can also download the Hurricane App from the Red Cross, and brief your family members or coworkers on an evacuation plan should you need to leave your home or building. 

A reliable backup power generator is a key element for hurricane preparation. Make sure your generator has regular maintenance from trusted technicians so it is operating efficiently in the event of a severe storm or hurricane.


Every year, severe weather and hurricanes leave millions of Americans without power for days and even weeks on end. For homes and businesses in the greater Houston area, reliable standby power is the difference between mere inconvenience and a potentially dangerous situation.

At Texas Elite Generators, we are committed to ensuring that homeowners in the greater Houston area are never unprepared for a blackout due to severe weather. High winds, heavy rainfall and flooding are just some of the causes behind widespread power outages — and while the effects of hurricanes and other weather phenomena are out of your control, reliable backup power is not.

Put peace of mind back into your home or business. Contact Texas Elite Generators to find the right generator for your home or business today.

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