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Emergency preparedness - sources of light

From Emory Kidd, Director
Metcalfe County Emergency Management

Tips during September preparedness month: Let there be light! There is nothing more frustrating than grabbing a flashlight and - it's dead.

Keeping light sources and batteries, if needed, are critical. Rechargeable flashlights are great in the short term but will last only a limited time before they need recharging.

Candles and lanterns will work, but be sure to use them carefully. Having a "shakable" flashlight or two is handy as well - one that uses magnetic induction to create a charge. (Don't ask me to explain the science - it works.)

If possible, try to keep all your lights that depend on batteries using the same size battery, as well, and keep your battery supply rotated.

Don't forget to have one or two in the car as well.

This story was posted on 2021-09-16 08:45:07
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