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Recovering from May 16 Severe Storm in Houston Area

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Last night’s major thunderstorm brought 100 mph winds, trees snapped in half, destruction of homes and businesses, power outages for nearly 1,000,000 around the Houston area, and the unfortunate and tragic deaths of at least 4 of our fellow Texans. BKV Energy is here to help those impacted by the…

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Hurricane Watch vs Warning

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What’s the difference between a hurricane watch and hurricane warning? A hurricane watch and a hurricane warning serve as vital alerts, but they indicate different levels of urgency. What is a hurricane watch? A hurricane watch is an alert issued by weather authorities to indicate that hurricane conditions (sustained winds…

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Gas Leak Safety Guide

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What you need to know about gas leaks With nearly 70 million American households with natural gas lines in their homes, there is an increased need for awareness regarding gas leak safety. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reports that fire departments respond to around 125,000 residential gas leaks annually.…

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Flood Safety Guide: How to Prepare for a Flood

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Did you know that one in five Texans live on a floodplain? Furthermore, the risk of flash flooding is increasing yearly due to climate-change factors like increased precipitation, stronger hurricanes, and rising sea levels, all coupled with a rapidly expanding Texas population.  In this handy guide, we’ll explain how to…

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How Do Rolling Blackouts Work?

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Rolling blackouts, also referred to as load shedding or rotating outages, are deliberate and carefully planned interruptions in electrical power supply. These outages are implemented as a strategy to conserve power when the demand for electricity exceeds the available supply. These planned blackouts affect specific regions or even entire communities…

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How to Prepare for a Winter Storm

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Prepare Your Home for Winter Weather It’s important to prepare your home and family for winter storms, so here are some of the steps you should take. Taking these precautions can help keep your loved ones safe throughout an unpredictable winter season. Secure an Emergency Power Supply In order to…

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What to Do When Your Power Goes Out

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When the lights suddenly go out, it’s easy to feel lost in the dark. While power outages can be disorienting and even daunting, being well-informed and prepared can make all the difference. This comprehensive guide is tailored to provide you with the knowledge and tools needed when facing a power…

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