There is nothing worse than an extended power outage. Most are taken care of by the local utility company in a matter of hours. However, a wide spread power outage in the city may result in you going without power for days. This is why you need a generator.
With a home backup generator you can maintain heat during the cold winters. You can also prevent food from spoiling, which alone may save you hundreds of dollars in food.
With a generator you can remain connected to the Internet so you can check for updates and monitor other news posts.