Hurricane Irene is past, but remember, it’s just the beginning of hurricane season. I was SO GLAD that I had my crank/solar flashlight. http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/62135?feat=2-SR0 I plan to order more. DID NOT need to run to the store with the other crazies to get batteries. Bonus…it had enough buttons and dials to keep the toddlers entertained. Well worth the $30.