July 25, 2016

Hurricane Supplies List

Hurricanes throw an incredible amount of energy at us. With extreme winds and massive amounts of water, they can quickly put you and your family in an emergency situation. That’s why it’s so important for you to have an emergency kit you can count on in the worst of emergencies.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, NOAA, suggest five things to know about preparing for an emergency situation from a hurricane. They are what you would expect: food and water, medicine or first aid, batteries for communication devices, gasoline, and cash.

Through our experience in dealing with disaster relief efforts, we want to add one more item to the list: lighting.

Communication is vital, as a cell phone or radio can put you in touch with loved ones or relief teams.

But it’s also important to be able to see at night. Lighting makes sure you can gather together, can signal at night, and continue to work on your emergency situation after the sun goes down.

That’s actually how LuminAID was started. We wanted to make it easier for people to have light in disaster situations. And we have done that, by creating a self-contained waterproof light source that does not need batteries.

PackLite Nova USB

Recall that emergencies can happen to your emergency kit, too… Your batteries might expire, your flashlight or lantern could get waterlogged, etc. Having a lighting option with as little points of failure as possible will give you one less thing to consider in your emergency situation.

So, before you find yourself in a tight spot, double check your hurricane emergency kit. What’s your lighting situation?

 

 



Also in News

Notes From the Field: A Community Initiative Shines Light in Puerto Rico
Notes From the Field: A Community Initiative Shines Light in Puerto Rico

November 18, 2019

In this edition of Notes of the Field, we discuss how Iniciativa Comunitaria has brought much-needed light to Puerto Rican communities affected by Hurricane Maria.
Read More
Notes From the Field: Bringing Safe Light to Zimbabwe After Cyclone Idai
Notes From the Field: Bringing Safe Light to Zimbabwe After Cyclone Idai

November 12, 2019

In this edition of Notes from the Field, we take a trip to Zimbabwe’s Martin Forest to learn more about its widespread power outages in the wake of Cyclone Idai, and the work of two nonprofits to bring safety to its residents.
Read More
Managing Our Environmental Impact
Managing Our Environmental Impact

October 30, 2019

We’re committed to understanding our impact on the environment and finding ways to reduce our contribution to climate change. As we see natural disasters such as hurricanes and wildfires grow stronger and everyday weather become more extreme, we seek to mitigate our impact on the environment and contributions to climate change.
Read More