Being prepared for an emergency is essential. On the west coast, people prepare for earthquakes with stock piles of canned food, fresh bottled water, generators, and power supplies for their phones and gadgets.
U.S. residents along the Atlantic Seaboard and Mid-and-Southern North America have to prepare for other natural disasters such as Hurricanes and tropical storms and depressions.
According to the National Hurricane Center, the Atlantic hurricane season is least active in May, while September is the most active. In the Northern Atlantic Ocean, a distinct hurricane season occurs from June 1 to November 30, sharply peaking from late August through September; the season’s climatologically peak of activity occurs around September 10 each season.
After recent hurricanes in Texas, residents found the cell phone towers still worked after a hurricane even when the main power was out for most areas. Therefore, as long as they had power for their Smartphone batteries, they were able to use their phones which can be a life saver during a crisis.
One way to prepare is to have an Emergency Preparedness Kit. Essential items to include are canned food, bottled water, first aid kits, and external Batteries for Smartphones and Tablets such as the UrgentPower DX 5200 High Capacity Charger from Mobile Edge.
This device provides immediate backup power for USB electronics, with a 5200mAh battery that provides up to 20 hours of additional talk time for iPhones and Android Smartphones, adding 200 to 300% to the battery life of most mobile phones. It will add up to five hours of additional power for most tablets including iPads. A USB charging cable, apple 30-pin connector, Micro USB & Mini-USB connectors are all included, for ultimate compatibility with Smartphones.
The UrgentPower DX can be charged via any powered USB port, so you can always have it ready when you need it. It is conveniently sized to carry in a case or your pocket.
You also need a backpack to store all of your gear. The Premium Backpack is the largest most durable backpack Mobile Edge has ever made. The padded and ventilated back panel is perfect for carrying long periods of time and helps prevent from sweating. The heavily padded shoulder straps add to the comfort, and comes with a chest and waist strap. Inside the backpack there are several compartments for everything you will need. The convenient top handle makes it easy to grab especially when in a hurry.
Both products are essential in any emergency preparedness kit. Click here for more product information.