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The Top 3 Things You Should Have in Your Emergency Home Kit

June 29, 2019

According to an online article at, the hurricane season for the Atlantic started on June 1, 2019.  Forecasters from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predict a repeat of last year’s Hurricane Season.  This means that there is the potential for there to be nine to fifteen hurricanes between and between two and four storms to be a Category 3 or greater.*

In 2018, there were thirty nine deaths associated with Hurricane Michael alone.  During that hurricane, the total amount of people that lost power were 2.5 million.  The hurricanes also caused $16 billion in damage when it struck Georgia and Florida back in October of 2018.

In light of the above, the question remains as to whether you are prepared to handle such an emergency, which could include an extended period of lost power. Here is a list of the top things you should have in the event you face a disaster such as a hurricane.

Flashlight– this is one of the most important things you should have. The larger the flashlight the better. This device should be equipped with a spotlight and floodlight.  If you need to signal emergency personnel, then having a blinking red light on your flashlight is ideal.

Portable power bank– even if you have a minor storm that causes you to lose power, or a major storm such as a hurricane that could extend a loss of power for several days, it is important to have a high-capacity portable power bank. This can charge your cellphone up to seventeen times going through just four charges.

Generator– a portable power bank does not last for extended periods of power outages, unless all you are worried about is charging your cellphone.  During a disastrous event such as hurricane, extensive damage to the electrical grid could cause a power outage for several days. There a few types of generators, including gas powered generators and solar powered generators (which tend to be more pricey).  A generator can power a refrigerator for twelve hours and can also recharge your cellphone about seventy times.

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