Power outages are damaging and costly. Grainger can help.
Created: 2/14/11 (Mon) | Topic: Benefits
Grainger, which offers North Dakota Farm Bureau members an outstanding discount, is urging folks to be prepared for power outages.
Electrical power outages, surges and spikes cause more than $150 billion* in damages to the U.S. economy every year—-more damaging to an organization's electrical infrastructure than fires, floods, earthquakes, network outages, service failures, and hardware problems combined.
Common Causes of a Power Outage
Many people are surprised to learn that serious weather isn't the leading cause of power outages. Here are a few others:
• Miscellaneous mechanical damage, construction error and fire
• Human error, including digging, cranes, traffic and vandalism
• Animal contact
• Fallen trees or tree growth
• Heavy winds
• Utility equipment problems and grid overload
Grainger offers a wide selection of supplies to help you plan for and respond to a power outage.
Learn more about the NDFB Grainger benefit.