A few years ago, hurricane Isabel knocked out power in several locations in Maryland and Virginia. Some people were without power for a week or more. We are so used to the convenience of electricity that we often forget what it is to be without it. One thing that happens when electric power is interrupted for several days, your frozen and refrigerated food will go bad over time. A gas generator like the honda eu3000i can save your money in the long run by providing electricity to your freezer or refrigerator thus saving your food. One thing to remember about gas generators, make sure they are located outside the house. Never run an electric generator in doors. The fumes (mostly carbon monoxide) can be deadly.