Generators Hard to Find

Generators are one of the hottest items after the ice storm, and many people in the Big Sandy say they are hard to find.

Honda of Prestonsburg got one large shipment on Thursday and the manager says many of the generators on their *next* shipment are already sold. One driver travelled 24 hours to make the delivery.

Managers say keeping an eye on wattage will help people using the generators stay safe.

"If you've got a space heater that may use 15000 watts you know, you want to factor that in, because that's 15000 watts that that thing's going to be running," says manager Greg Clevinger.

Clevinger says the store is staying open until midnight Thursday night waiting for the next truckload.

To see if there are generators in stock, call Honda of Prestonsburg at 888-718-0091.


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  • by deb Location: ky on Feb 1, 2009 at 04:29 AM
    Frank I know how to chop wood, and I am allready under weight,thanks for the advise. What would I have done with the chopped wood? DUH!
  • by Nora Location: SE KY on Jan 30, 2009 at 05:14 PM
    I bought a Mr. Heater propane heater from Northern Tools after the power outage here. My mom has one and after I saw how well it did I bought one. You can get from 1 to 3 burners on them and they are pretty cheap too. You mount it to a barbecue grill tank and a single head (8000-16000 BTU's) will run for 30 hours on one tank. It sure saved us the last time.
  • by Mia Location: Frankfort on Jan 30, 2009 at 12:57 PM
    The local stores will be flooded with generators as a result of this storm. If you can wait, don't buy one now while the prices are jacked up, buy one right before summer when the prices are lowest like we did after the last ice storm. Then you will be prepared if and when this happens again.
  • by Anna on Jan 30, 2009 at 12:33 PM
    I saw generators at the Magic Mart in Pikeville.
  • by Anonymous Location: ky on Jan 30, 2009 at 05:15 AM
    My husband and I allmost froze to death, we like many others didnt have electricity,we tried to buy anything from a kerosene heater, kerosene, propane, anything for heat to no avail! My husband has a severe bone diease and I didnt know what to do so I put candles in the oven and put my iron cookware over the candles to get some heat! It was so cold! We were not prepared for this weather!
  • by Frank on Jan 30, 2009 at 04:16 AM
    learn to chop wood, it will also take the weight off your behind.

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