said by Jack_in_VA:
Right after Sandy hit big time in NY & NJ there were many broken gas lines with gas just spewing out everywhere. Of course people were petrified of an explosion.
But as far as I know there weren't any explosions.
Meanwhile people have gotten electrocuted from downed utility lines.
Electric appliances suck. An electric stove is too slow to come up to temperature and a water heater doesn't recover as quickly as gas.
Not to mention you can't really power them full time during a power outage with a portable genny like your EB5000X.
We were cooking, doing laundry, taking showers AS USUAL even with the power off.