Preparing For Hurricane Henri

By Robert Robillard on Home And Personal Safety

Preparing For Hurricane Henri

Tropical Storm Henri Preparation with Ryobi

With Tropical Storm Henri building towards a Category 1 Hurricane, residents of New England are beginning preparations for very significant rain and wind event on Sunday, August 22.  Here at my house, the first thing I did to prepare was pulling out my Ryobi 18V One+ 6 Port Supercharger and all of my Ryobi 18V One+ batteries.  The Supercharger allowed me to plug in up to 6 batteries at one time for convenient and fast charging.

Tropical Storm Henri Preparation

With Tropical Storm Henri building towards a Category 1 Hurricane, residents of New England are beginning preparations for very significant rain and wind event on Sunday, August 22.  Here at my house, the first thing I did to prepare was pulling out my Ryobi 18V One+ 6 Port Supercharger and all of my Ryobi 18V One+ batteries.  The Supercharger allowed me to plug in up to 6 batteries at one time for convenient and fast charging.

Ryobi Lighting

I also grabbed 2 of my new favorite Ryobi tools—the Ryobi 18V One+ LED Light (PCL660B) and the Ryobi 18V One+ 4” Clamp Fan (PCF02B).  I previously owned the Ryobi 18V One+ Flashlight (P705) pictured here on the far left.  In my opinion, the new Ryobi 18V One+ LED Light (pictured in the middle) is a significant upgrade.  The LED Light is much more comfortable to hold in my hand and I can effortlessly control it with its well-placed trigger button.  Offering 280 lumens and a 500-foot beam distance, the bright center beam, and the accompanying wide halo have been very helpful for late-night walks.  I have especially enjoyed the 130-degree pivoting head because I could place it down on a flat surface and direct the strong spotlight on the area where I was working.   The 18V 4Ah battery lasts for hours, too!

Dealing With Heat

With the high humidity, the potential hurricane is bringing this weekend, I also wanted to have my Ryobi 18V One+ 4” Clamp Fan ready to go.  The Clamp Fan has been great outdoors this summer when I needed a breeze on the hottest days.  The built-in clamp allows me to attach it to my chair arm, or any other material up to 1.5 inches thick.  There is a high speed for the hottest days, as well as a quieter low speed that I appreciated when I was having cocktails with friends outside.  The multi-directional rotating head was a very clever addition to the fan.  Best of all, using my 18V 6Ah battery, I was able to use the Clamp Fan for multiple evenings before needing to charge it again.

Power Loss

Should Tropical Storm Henri cause us to lose our electricity, I will feel much better having the Ryobi 18V One+ LED Light to illuminate my home and the Ryobi 18V One+ 4” Clamp Fan to keep me cool.  Rather than be scared, be prepared with Ryobi!

 

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Robert Robillard

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Rob Robillard is “The Concord Carpenter” Rob is a builder, general contractor, carpenter, woodworker, and editor of Concord Carpenter and ToolBoxBuzzr As a General Contractor and carpenter, Rob owns and operates Concord Carpenter LLC. A full-service remodeling and construction company. Rob is a recognized leader in home building best practices and a source for how-to information for building professionals. On this website, Rob covers all aspects of home construction, building science, home improvement, woodworking, remodeling, and some of the best product and tool reviews. Rob is in charge of our Tool and Product Review series - Concord Carpenter Videos where we post all of our tool reviews and video tutorials. Rob approaches remodeling and building construction with a pragmatic and problem-solving approach. He enjoys using his knowledge and experience to help and educate building professionals as well as DIYers on best practices in the construction and remodeling industry. He's a strong advocate for "raising-the-bar" in the construction trades and promoting the trades to youth. #BeAMentor #Green2Great Craftsmanship, quality, and pride guide his journey on this channel The Concord Carpenter's motto: "Well done is better than well said!" : Read more about Rob

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