If you live in a hurricane zone, home energy storage innovator BLUETTI shares some important tips here to help you stay safe during severe hurricanes.
Before the hurricane
The best thing to do if you find yourself in the potential path of a hurricane is to prepare thoroughly and thoughtfully in advance.
Stay informed by checking reliable sources such as local news outlets and official meteorologists on social media, the National Hurricane Center, and official local and state websites, including emergency services. Be aware of the hurricane’s movement, trajectory, timing, and potential impacts.
Have a well-stocked first aid kit ready. It is very important to collect a first aid kit in advance. Your kit should include essentials such as non-perishable food, drinking water, medicines, first aid supplies, flashlights and flashlights, batteries, battery-powered radios and any essential documents, including insurance details. If you think you need a portable power source – and who wouldn’t? – then check out the BLUETTI EB3A, EB55 and EB70S portable power stations with up to $2,000 off for a limited time. These technologically advanced batteries mean you can access power when you need it most, and with that comes peace of mind.
Make a plan in case you leave. Before a hurricane, everyone in your household should agree on an evacuation plan. Make sure your plan includes alternative routes in case of traffic jams, detours or road closures. If you have time, consider doing a dry run beforehand to make sure everyone has a plan. And don’t forget to provide for the care and evacuation of your pets.
If you stay, have energy reserves in your apartment building. If you can stay home, prepare for power outages with a home battery backup such as the AC300+B300 or EP500 from BLUETTI. These systems are designed to provide reliable power during outages that often occur during hurricanes and tropical storms.
The AC300+B300 modular system has a power range from 3072 Wh to 12,288 Wh and boasts a powerful 3000 W power output. The BLUETTI modular system can control major home appliances such as refrigerators, lights, fans and more, making being around a hurricane much less stressful. The solar charging power is 2400W, so if you pair the system with two or three BLUETTI PV200 foldable solar panels, you will always have a reliable and renewable backup power source.
If you need a more mobile backup solution, the EP500 has you covered thanks to its four wheels. It features a 5100Wh LiFePO₄ battery and a 2000W pure sine wave inverter. The EP500 also offers 1200W solar charging power.
It’s also important to know—if you’re considering investing in power backup—that residential energy storage units larger than 3 kW are eligible for a 30% federal tax credit under the Inflation Relief Act. Meets the requirements of both the BLUETTI AC300 and AC500 systems. For more information, visit the official IRS website or speak with an IRS representative.
During and after the hurricane
Remain calm and pay close attention to current events. All family members should choose a safe place to live in the house – away from windows and external walls. If authorities direct you to seek asylum, it is very important that you comply. Although mandatory evacuation directives are almost always issued before a hurricane hits, if you must leave suddenly, carry emergency supplies as well as backup BLUETTI power supplies. Do not attempt to return home until authorities have verified that it is safe to do so.
Once the storm passes, be careful of debris and floodwaters, and do not, under any circumstances, touch fallen power lines. Authorities and local news outlets will share details about recovery efforts, available temporary shelters and humanitarian aid distribution sites.
If you live in a hurricane-prone area, make preparedness and safety a priority. By following these guidelines, everyone can reduce the risks associated with hurricanes and ensure a faster recovery from them.
BLUETTI has been committed to promoting sustainable development and providing clean energy solutions since its inception. By offering eco-friendly energy storage solutions both indoors and outdoors, BLUETTI strives to provide exceptional experiences for our homes while also contributing to a sustainable future for our planet. This commitment to sustainable energy has helped BLUETTI expand its presence in more than 100 countries and win the trust of millions of customers around the world. For more information, visit BLUETTI online.
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