Our church emergency generator was put to good use two nights in the last week. One for a wedding which took place during torrential downpour #1; the second for a wedding rehearsal during the much shorter, but also torrential downpour #2.
It performed as intended both times, providing sanctuary lighting and emergency stair and exit lighting for the duration of both power outages. It was fortunate the air conditioning had already cooled the church down for the wedding before the power went out, since the air conditioner is not on the generator unit, and the church had already begun to warm up by the time the wedding was finished.
The generator has shown itself perfectly capable of helping us finish a mass if the power goes out and allowing a safe and orderly exit.