Chicago Area Company Helps Weather the Storm with the EverCharge® Standby Power System Designed to Open Garage Door During Power Outages
Elmhurst, IL – August 2008 – For more than 200,000 Chicago area residents spanning from Kane, Cook, DuPage and Will Countries, this past Monday night’s storm resulted in more than just running for cover, traffic jams, rains delays at the ballpark and store closings. The combination of heavy winds, lightning and extreme rain left many Chicagoans with flooded basements, trees and large branches canvassing their property and for most residents — no power.
In addition to salvaging food from a warm refrigerator or searching for working flashlights, many local residents who use an automatic garage door opener also quickly realized that their cars, as well as secure access to their homes, were inconveniently blocked by a heavy garage door. To enter or exit through the garage during a power outage, Chicagoans were forced to disengage the opener and manually lift the door, which quickly eliminates the accustomed convenience and safety of having an automatic garage door opener.