For most New Orleanians, mid-August not only means back to school, but also the most active part of hurricane season. About this time we start preparing for possible evacuations and stocking up on supplies in case we are stuck home. Plywood for boarding windows, bottled water for drinking and cooking and batteries for radios and flashlights are in high demand. Fortunately, as a Rayovac Power Blogger, I am all set for a power outage this year!
Thankfully, we have not had to evacuate this season thus far, but we have experienced heavy thunderstorms almost daily. On several occasions, our power has gone out and I have been so happy that both of my kids have a Rayovac Value Light at their bedside tables. The fact that this flashlight has a magnifying lens which allows the beam to travel a long distance makes it perfect for the kids to find their way down the hallway. How can you go wrong with a flashlight that has a lifetime warranty?
The last time we evacuated for a hurricane, we were stuck on the Interstate for over 12 hours (on a trip that should have taken no more than five). We were trying to communicate with family in order to find the best route out of town, but didn’t want to run down our cell phone batteries. This year, I have the Rayovac Rechargeable PowerPack in my car! This rechargeable mobile device charger is compatible with Apple devices, micro and mini USB. The portable charger will give you six additional hours of talk time on your smart phone which will prove to be invaluable during the next evacuation (not to mention was a godsend at the latest blog conference I attended). Because this device includes three adaptors, it will charge my Samsung Galaxy S3 and my iPad.