Hurricane Idalia struck Florida hard on August 30, downing trees, ripping roofs off buildings and flooding roads enough to submerge cars. In some parts of the state, residents face rebuilding their homes and lives.
Bluetti hurricane-preparedness guidelines
The best time to get ready for a hurricane — or any disaster — is long before it becomes a reality. These tips from Bluetti will help you survive and thrive, no matter what Mother Nature throws at you.
Prior to a hurricane
Stay informed. When a hurricane develops, experts have an idea precisely how strong it will get or exactly where it will go. Stay informed by monitoring local news and weather reports, the National Hurricane Center website and local, county and state websites. Keep abreast of the hurricane’s movement, trajectory and potential effects.
Develop a comprehensive emergency kit. Build an emergency kit with essential components, like nonperishable food, potable water, medications, first aid provisions, lighting devices, batteries, battery-operated or crank-handle radios, and important documentation. People who rely heavily on electronic devices should consider Bluetti’s EB3A, EB55 and EB70S portable power stations. They can ensure sustained connectivity and power availability during a crisis and afterward, when power may be out.
Form a contingency plan. Make an evacuation plan for your family, including alternate routes and a preestablished rendezvous location. Rehearse it ahead of time so everyone knows their responsibilities. And remember to plan for your pets’ care and feeding, too.
Power when you need it most
Establish a residential power reserve. Proactively ensure you have a backup power infrastructure for your residence. These could include Bluetti’s AC300+B300 or EP500 power stations. These systems are designed to provide backup power even when power is out for long periods.
The AC300+B300 modular system — spanning capacities ranging from 3,072Wh to 12,288Wh and boasting a potent 3,000W output — keeps essential household appliances, lighting, heating and more going during blackouts. Its solar charging capacity of 2,400W ensures extended power availability. And integrating two or three Bluetti PV200 folding solar panels helps with recharging the system.
Go mobile with power if necessary. For those needing a versatile mobile backup solution, Bluetti’s EP500 is an ideal choice. Furnished with a 5,100Wh LiFePO₄ battery and a 2,000W pure sine wave inverter, it accommodates 1,200W solar charging. And its wheels make it easy to move.
During a hurricane
When a hurricane hits, stay calm and try to keep on top of live developments. If authorities order you to seek shelter, comply. Once there, guide family members to a secure area away from windows and exterior walls.
If ordered to evacuate, follow mandated routes and carry only essential supplies. Those could include Bluetti backup power resources. Return to your home only when an official confirmation declares it safe to do so.
After a hurricane
Exercise caution when returning home in the aftermath of a hurricane:
- Watch for debris, fallen power lines and flooding.
- Follow safety directives issued by local authorities.
- Remain attuned to news updates and official statements about ongoing recovery efforts, accessible emergency shelters and locations for relief distribution.
Those residing in hurricane-prone regions should make safety and preparedness a priority. By adhering to these guidelines, everyone can mitigate the risks posed by hurricanes and guarantee quicker recovery afterward.
Bluetti relief for Hurricane Idalia victims
Through September 8, Floridians can purchase select household supplies tax-free in-store or online, ranging from power stations to batteries, toilet paper and even pet supplies, to help them deal with Hurricane Idalia’s effects.
It’s also a good time to invest in a household backup system, such as the Bluetti AC300 and AC500 systems. These over-3kWh energy-storage products are eligible for a 30% federal tax credit in the United States. For more detailed information, please visit the IRS official website or consult IRS tax representatives.