The good news is that prices have come down since the panic from the major storms a couple of years ago.
Whether it's a manual, portable generator to power parts of your house, or a full automatic, standby generator, there are more options now than before.
If you're considering it, contact us for info to help decide what to do. 908.766.1010 or Paul@A-1ElectricCo.com
Some quick background is available here: http://www.a-1electricco.com/hhgenerators.php