5 Steps to Prepare for Storm Season

By RYOBI Nation


As storm season approaches, take the steps to prepare for before, during, and after a storm.


  • 18V ONE+ 150 Watt Power Source
  • 18V ONE+ HP Brushless 1/2" Drill/Driver
  • 18V ONE+ 24Q Hybrid Power Cooler
  • 18V ONE+ Hybrid LED Panel Light
  • 40V HP Jet Fan Blower/Vacuum Kit
  • 40V HP Brushless 14" Chainsaw
  • 18V ONE+ Storm Kit


STEP 1: Pack an Emergency Supply Kit

Before the storm, pack a kit with must-have supplies, including blankets, non-perishable food, water, towels, portable lights, and a power station.


Power Station, Hybrid LED Panel Light
packing up supplies

STEP 2: Preparing and Cleaning Outdoors

To prepare the outside of your home, trim long tree branches with a chainsaw to prevent debris and trees from falling. To prevent damage, board up windows with a Drill.


14" Chainsaw, Jet Fan Blower/Vacuum Kit
prepping backyard

STEP 3: Pack up Perishable Items

Mid Storm, pack up perishable items and place them in a cooler to keep them cool in the event of loss of power.

packing up perishable items

STEP 4: Hunker Down

During a storm, use a radio to stay informed on storm status, a light to navigate power outages, a power source to keep your devices charged.


Bluetooth Radio/Speaker, Area Light, power source
preparing for power outage

STEP 5: Flood Clean-Up

After a storm, in the event of flooding, use both a fan and a transfer pump to assist in drying and removing any standing water.


Telescoping Pole Pump Kit, Air Cannon Fan
cleaning up flood water