This 11kw Generac Generator installation was in Redmond, wa. The main items to be protected during an outage were the furnace, fridge and microwave.
A earthquake gas valve provides protection if we should ever have seismic event. Back in 2001 we had the Nisqually quake and expert opinion is that the Puget Sound region is “due” for a big one at any time. Of course no one really knows when or if this might happen but it never hurts to be prepared.