Hurricane Sandy Boosts the Generator Makers

Generac, the leading U.S. seller of home generators, expects a 40 percent sales jump
Manhattan on Oct. 30, after Superstorm Sandy left much of New York without power Photograph by Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg

After thrashing the East Coast last week, Hurricane Sandy left millions of households struggling without power. Lower Manhattan fell into an eerie darkness for days, sparking jokes that the district would thenceforth be known as “Little North Korea.” That kind of blackout, especially coming a mere 14 months after Irene swept through the Northeast and caused major flooding, is likely to have many people considering how to avoid the dark and chill next time.

To continue reading this article you must be a Bloomberg Professional Service Subscriber.