In light of the five-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, it’s important to consider our most reliable power producers and the need to develop better energy infrastructure to prepare for hurricanes. As we saw with Hurricanes Maria and Irma, Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands suffered extreme power outages when solar farms, providing much of their energy needs, were destroyed by the storm.
Nuclear power has the resiliency to stand up to these major storms and can often power through a hurricane. If the storm is bad enough to warrant a shutdown, nuclear plants can quickly be brought online and restore power to stricken communities.
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