(NewsUSA) – Hurricane Preparedness Week runs from May 5-11, 2019 and the hurricane season starts June 1st. Millions of Americans could avoid personal and financial stress during power outages caused by hurricanes through a key home improvement, having a Cummins QuietConnect Home Standby generator installed."Many of us are so busy in our daily lives that we just don’t think about preparing until it’s too late" says Natural Disaster Preparedness Spokesperson Cheryl Nelson."Hurricane Michael devastated parts of the Florida panhandle and over one million people lost power in the Southeast. Hurricane Florence caused historic flooding in the Carolinas, even in areas that were not in a flood zone."Cummins recently conducted a nationwide survey to understand the financial and emotional toll these devastating storms can have on local communities, which further validated the need for families to be prepared.One thousand Americans who have experienced hurricanes and power outages were surveyed, and 75 percent wished they had been more prepared, with 67 percent wishing they had back-up power for their home. In addition, 69 percent of respondents missed the basics like air conditioning (41 percent) and lights, washer/dryer and hot water (28 percent).The QuietConnect series of home standby generators is enhanced with features like weather protective, sound insulated enclosures and a best-in-class 65dB or lower noise, approximately the same volume as a normal conversation. These generators are engineered, tested, and manufactured in the USA.Cummins home generators empower peace of mind and is the brand homeowners trust for reliability, durability and power. The natural gas or liquid propane fueled generator automatically delivers power quietly and quickly during a utility outage.When utility power fails, the automatic transfer switch automatically connects your generator to your home’s electrical system, enabling it to power your home. That means families aren’t left without power. It’s a safe, permanent backup power solution for homes or small businesses. It’s the ultimate in hurricane preparation.You can find more about these generators, cost estimates and more hurricane preparedness tips at www.cummins.com/hurricaneprep.