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What Should I Stock up on During Hurricane Season?

Power - by Bryan Veldboom - updated on 6/1/2021

Stormy clouds with a bolt of lighting striking the ground

With hurricane season getting closer, it's important to have an emergency supply kit   on hand in case of extreme weather. Batteries Plus has the flashlights, generators and extra batteries you need to stay prepared for the unexpected.

Backup Generators Available at Batteries Plus

Hurricanes and other major storms can knock out the power for days, making it difficult to cook, refrigerate food and regulate the temperature in your home. Having a generator available will allow you to power essentials like fridges, sump pumps, furnaces and AC units. Here are a few of the many generator options available from Batteries Plus.

  • Champion 2500W Dual Fuel Inverter Generator - This lightweight generator can run on both gasoline or propane and will provide enough power to run several small appliances such as a microwave and laptop.
  • Champion 5000W Portable Generator - Features 6250 starting watts, 5000 running watts and up to 9 hours of run time. It has multiple outlets, prevents overloads and works to keep your equipment safe from voltage spikes. Plus, it comes with a wheel kit for easy transport. Perfect for powering mid-size applications like a water heater, well or sump-pump.
  • Champion 7500W Dual Fuel Portable Generator - Runs on gasoline or propane with enough power to run multiple mid-size to large applications such as fridges, sump pumps, furnaces or central ACs in addition to a few smaller applications like blenders, slow cookers or fans.

Check out our full selection of generators or shop additional generator accessories.

Shop Batteries Plus for Your Backup Sump Pumps & Batteries

A sump pump is a great way to protect your home from potential flooding caused by excessive rain. It's important to keep in mind that sump pumps run off of your home's electricity, so if the power goes out, you have no defense against a flooded basement. Fortunately, you can install a battery-powered backup pump. Here are a few options available from Batteries Plus:

If you already have a backup pump, be sure that you regularly check the batteries. If it's time for a replacement, we can help. Shop our selection of sump pump backup batteries.

Power Bank Chargers

Cell phones are vital during an emergency, allowing you to contact friends and family and stay on top of important news. When the power goes out, so does your ability to charge your phone. That's why it's a good idea to add a power bank to your collection of emergency supplies. Batteries Plus has a wide range of power banks and wireless chargers to fit any phone.

Flashlights & Battery-Powered Lanterns

No power means no lights, so be sure that you have a few reliable flashlights available to help you see at night.

  • NEBO Redline V - This tactical flashlight has an adjustable zoom and 5 different light modes, with a maximum brightness of 500 lumens. Available in black or gray.
  • LUXPRO LP600 - This ultra bright LED flashlight has 3 different light modes and an output of 400 lumens.
  • NEBO Slyde Plus - A combination flashlight and worklight in one. Features 4 light modes, plus it's fully dimmable with a 4x adjustable zoom and a magnetic base.
  • LUXPRO Rechargeable LED Lantern - This rechargeable lantern has an output of 1,100 lumens and an easy dial that lets you adjust from low to high mode.
  • NEBO Rechargeable Headlamp - Perfect for situations where you need the full use of your hands! This headlamp features 6 light modes and is USB-C rechargeable.

Stock up on Extra Batteries

Batteries are essential during a power outage, allowing you to power important things like flashlights and radios. Looking for the best deal on replacement batteries? They don't call us Batteries Plus for nothing! Rayovac UltraPro batteries feature long shelf lives, making them perfect for storing in your emergency kit. Stock up on popular sizes, including 24 packs of AA and AAA batteries or 12 packs of C, D and 9V batteries. Or, shop our full assortment of alkaline batteries online.

Trust Batteries Plus for Your Emergency Power Needs

Hurricanes and other serious storms can be disruptive, but with the right supplies on hand, you'll be equipped for whatever mother nature throws at you. Find your nearest Batteries Plus location and start putting together your emergency kit today.

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