STRETCH YOUR DOLLAR: Portable power banks critical during outages

Power-loss is almost always a given situation when a strong tropical storm makes landfall.

In times of an emergency, it is key to get as much information on things like evacuations and, in extreme cases, times when you need your call for help answered.

For these reasons, a portable power bank is being recommended to keep your phone working during the power outages.

These phone banks carry hours of operational power.

Currently, many grocery stores we checked have phone banks available for purchase. Electronics retailers like Best Buy have these available as well.

For those who might go off the beaten path for these chargers, you may want to consider shopping at discount stores like Ross or Marshalls. Prices for these USB based charging banks average around $10 to $20 a piece, if you are thinking about purchasing multiples.

Remember, these chargers will come in handy when you need the latest updates during a loss of power. These updates can come from local emergency management as well as local media.
Before you hunker down, make sure to download the free AccuWeather app for iPhone and Android today!

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