Hurricane season runs from the beginning of June through to the end of November. The most active month being September. With the potential for severe weather situations, we suggest putting together a supplies kit to make sure you and your family are prepared in the event of an emergency.
Use this list as a starting point, and then think about any additional needs of your family. If you have infants, pets, or seniors in the family, they may require unique supplies beyond what is included in this list.
- A three day supply of non-perishable food
- Include paper plates and plastic utensils, and a manual can opener (if needed)
- A three day supply of water
- One gallon per person per day – to be used for drinking as well as sanitation
- Battery operated or hand-crank radio
- For storm updates, especially if cell phone signal is lost
- Extra batteries
- Fire extinguisher
- Matches in a waterproof container
- Small, basic tool set
- Wrench, pliers
Car & Electronics
- Cell phones with chargers
- Use text or social media to communicate with family and friends. Save phone calls for emergencies only.
- Weego Jump Starter
- This is a powerful, multi-purpose tool that can be used as a flashlight, to charge phones, and to jump start your car
- Road maps
- Full tank of gas
- Wipes, garbage bags, and personal hygiene items
- Glasses and contact lens solution
- A change of clothing
- Be aware of your climate as well as the weather conditions. Include a sturdy pair of shoes.
- First aid kit
- Prescription medications
- and non-prescription medications such as pain reliever or antacids
- Important documents
- Save electronically or in a water proof container
- Cash and change
Make a plan with your family for what to do in the event of an emergency. Make sure everyone in the family knows where the supply kit is, and that it is easily accessible and portable so you can easily take it with you as needed.
It’s no coincidence your car battery seems to struggle more during the winter months – cold has a significant effect on a battery’s ability to generate power. To understand why, you first should know the very basics of how a battery works.
If you live anywhere vulnerable to natural and man-made disasters or events: floods, hurricanes, wildfires, earthquakes, snowstorms, blackouts, electric grid failures, and more, it’s important to have a plan and gather emergency preparedness supplies ahead of time. “Prepare for the worst and hope for the best” may be cliché, but certainly true.
What many people do not realize is there’s more to a successful attempt to jump start a battery than just having a capable jump starter. In the following article, we have detailed the two biggest culprits of failed jump starts.
Myth-busting Nonsensical Claims of the Competition | At Weego we understand why you would want to know the answer to the question: do portable jump starters work multiple times on just one charge? We can confidently say yes, however, the more difficult question is how many times?
Battery corrosion is a very common yet debilitating occurrence under the hood of your car. Too much corrosion build up will hinder the delivery of power from your battery to the rest of your vehicle, which means it could prevent you from starting your car!
If your lights are dimming, your radio sounds like it’s struggling, or your vehicle seems to have a hard time getting started, check out your battery terminals before assuming you need to replace it. If it looks as though there’s a lot of grime and buildup around the terminals (the posts where those big cables connect to your battery) then you’ve identified the culprit. The best part? It’s really easy to clean them yourself!
Winter is tough on cars, but nowhere is that more obvious than in the far north, where sub-zero temperatures are a regular ordeal. Such temperatures can make it impossible to start a vehicle, given that engine liquids can freeze and the cold can make it difficult for mechanical functions to get moving.