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Hurricanes are a reality in Florida and will disrupt the electricity, cell phone coverage, radio and television for tens of thousands of people and can threaten lives when help cannot be summoned.

Hurricanes bring darkness to those in their path as power lines are damaged. After the grid failure the batteries of cellphones, tablets, computers and medical devices die leaving the device unable to connect via cellular, wifi or other means. The grid may be down for days, weeks or even months.
After the cellphone batteries die, the cellphone cannot be used to call for an ambulance, fire department, police or other agencies. Help that might have been available within minutes before the storm is not available after the storm if the cell towers are down or the phone’s battery is dead.

There are battery banks available for consumers that can be charged via AC before the hurricane or by solar panel, generator, wind or even human energy. Small battery banks provide a port for charging, one or two ports for connecting your device to be charged 2 or so times and can be hand held. Larger battery banks. Larger PowerBanks provide several input ports, several output ports and even AC outlets. These are heavier but still can be hand carried. The largest consumer style Solar Generators have more battery capacity and can weigh as much as 50 or 60 pounds.
These battery banks feature the ability to plugin your devices charge cord just as you would into the AC power adapter. The ports may vary in speed and careful consideration should be given since the fastest port is as much as 3 o4 4 times faster than the slowest. This means my iPhone charges in 1.5 hours with the fastest port and 4 to 6 hours with the slowest.

The combination of Solar Panel and Powerbank can provide unlimited recharges for a cell phone or tablet. The solar panel and PowerBank can be placed in a sunny area for a few hours and recharge sufficiently to recharge a cellphone one or more times, depending upon the capacity of the power bank.
Carefully chosen it is possible to match a PowerBank or Solar Generator with solar panels that can recharge the battery bank in a few hours. Some are less well designed and may take a few days to recharge. Some enable recharging the battery bank, charging the phone and using the phone while it is charge simultaneously.

Some businesses, hospitals and families have added their own backup generators that kick in within a minute or less of any power failure. Most families do not have these backup power supplies and within a day their cellphones, tablets, computers and other battery operated devices no longer work. The refrigerators, stoves, air conditioners, televisions, radios and other equipment that relies on connection to power stopped working when the power failed.
Cellphones, tablets and computers contain our connections to the world and without them we are emotionally stressed, suffering a form of computer withdrawal. Younger generations are so involved with their phones and computers that some have never experienced being without them. 
The importance of these devices dominates our lives. In these emergencies we need them to call for help, contact friends and families, lookup information on the Internet and more. In a major hurricane like Andrew, the devastation was so complete that there were no street signs. GPS would pinpoint your location if you have a GPS device but the Internet was down so none of the map applications that depend upon the Internet would work.

After the hurricane passes and the rain is over people need electricity to power their home charge their devices. The electrical grid may be down for weeks in some neighborhoods while along major roads it is restored within a day. The major roads are cleared first so that help can arrive from outside the area and power restored for gas stations, food stores, hospitals and other important businesses.

There are many problems and various groups are addressing specific problems. The one left up to time is electrical power for cell phones and other computer devices.

This project is designed to create a network of volunteers and provide them with the blueprints for how they can help those without electricity and to bring news and information to them. A newsletter, a USB drive filled with a library of PDF files on every conceivable problem from snake bites, broken bones, tainted water, bug bites, mosquitoes, alligators and more. Civilized people are not used to living in times of no electricity, no television and no cell phones and most don't know how to take care of various injuries.

Disinformation
Advertising and websites do not provide 100% of information needed by consumers and some are significantly better than others. The object of advertising is to sell products to consumers who are often not interested in facts and are easily manipulated.
If a consumer does not do a lot of homework, does not check the date on YouTube videos, does not inquire as to whether a product is discontinued, out of date or replaced by a far superior model then that consumer will often buy significantly inferior products.

Hurricanes are a reality in Florida and will disrupt the electricity, cell phone coverage, radio and television for tens of thousands of people and can threaten lives when help cannot be summoned.

Hurricanes bring darkness to those in their path as power lines are damaged. After the grid failure the batteries of cellphones, tablets, computers and medical devices die leaving the device unable to connect via cellular, wifi or other means. The grid may be down for days, weeks or even months.
After the cellphone batteries die, the cellphone cannot be used to call for an ambulance, fire department, police or other agencies. Help that might have been available within minutes before the storm is not available after the storm if the cell towers are down or the phone’s battery is dead.

There are battery banks available for consumers that can be charged via AC before the hurricane or by solar panel, generator, wind or even human energy. Small battery banks provide a port for charging, one or two ports for connecting your device to be charged 2 or so times and can be hand held. Larger battery banks. Larger PowerBanks provide several input ports, several output ports and even AC outlets. These are heavier but still can be hand carried. The largest consumer style Solar Generators have more battery capacity and can weigh as much as 50 or 60 pounds.
These battery banks feature the ability to plugin your devices charge cord just as you would into the AC power adapter. The ports may vary in speed and careful consideration should be given since the fastest port is as much as 3 o4 4 times faster than the slowest. This means my iPhone charges in 1.5 hours with the fastest port and 4 to 6 hours with the slowest.

The combination of Solar Panel and Powerbank can provide unlimited recharges for a cell phone or tablet. The solar panel and PowerBank can be placed in a sunny area for a few hours and recharge sufficiently to recharge a cellphone one or more times, depending upon the capacity of the power bank.
Carefully chosen it is possible to match a PowerBank or Solar Generator with solar panels that can recharge the battery bank in a few hours. Some are less well designed and may take a few days to recharge. Some enable recharging the battery bank, charging the phone and using the phone while it is charge simultaneously.

Some businesses, hospitals and families have added their own backup generators that kick in within a minute or less of any power failure. Most families do not have these backup power supplies and within a day their cellphones, tablets, computers and other battery operated devices no longer work. The refrigerators, stoves, air conditioners, televisions, radios and other equipment that relies on connection to power stopped working when the power failed.
Cellphones, tablets and computers contain our connections to the world and without them we are emotionally stressed, suffering a form of computer withdrawal. Younger generations are so involved with their phones and computers that some have never experienced being without them. 
The importance of these devices dominates our lives. In these emergencies we need them to call for help, contact friends and families, lookup information on the Internet and more. In a major hurricane like Andrew, the devastation was so complete that there were no street signs. GPS would pinpoint your location if you have a GPS device but the Internet was down so none of the map applications that depend upon the Internet would work.

After the hurricane passes and the rain is over people need electricity to power their home charge their devices. The electrical grid may be down for weeks in some neighborhoods while along major roads it is restored within a day. The major roads are cleared first so that help can arrive from outside the area and power restored for gas stations, food stores, hospitals and other important businesses.

There are many problems and various groups are addressing specific problems. The one left up to time is electrical power for cell phones and other computer devices.

This project is designed to create a network of volunteers and provide them with the blueprints for how they can help those without electricity and to bring news and information to them. A newsletter, a USB drive filled with a library of PDF files on every conceivable problem from snake bites, broken bones, tainted water, bug bites, mosquitoes, alligators and more. Civilized people are not used to living in times of no electricity, no television and no cell phones and most don't know how to take care of various injuries.

Disinformation
Advertising and websites do not provide 100% of information needed by consumers and some are significantly better than others. The object of advertising is to sell products to consumers who are often not interested in facts and are easily manipulated.
If a consumer does not do a lot of homework, does not check the date on YouTube videos, does not inquire as to whether a product is discontinued, out of date or replaced by a far superior model then that consumer will often buy significantly inferior products.

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