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3 From Pete’s Desk

4 7 Tips for Preserving Your Phone

Battery During a Storm

6 6 Biz Cards board!! Hey its free


8 The Wild Extremes Texas

Photographers Go To for Thrilling

Storm Shots

15 Power Your Devices During a

Hurricane with the RAVPower Power

House Chargers

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Pete’s Desk

To our readers:

The New Year came in like a charging bull, tornados, high end

storms, flooding and sorts of DAV and VA medical

examinations for yours truly. So, what can we talk about, well

we (CE staff) put together a list from the web for all the links

that one can find for you.

CE MAGAZINE LINKS TABLET we came to some very

nice links and their links lead to more links on how to keep your

cell phones and other things that keep on working through the

storms. In the tablet, the link below will take you to a full page

if you need too!

So, to finish this page do have a great starting year, blessing to




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7 Tips for Preserving Your Phone Battery During a


Ryan December 15, 2022

Home » 7 Tips for Preserving Your Phone Battery During a Storm

ReviewsTips and Tricks

As another winter storm affects many parts of the country today, widespread

power outages can occur. During these times, your phone may be your only

connection to the outside world. Here are some tips for keeping it charged.

1. Enable Low Power Mode. First, you‘ll want to enable ―Low Power

Mode‖ or ―Battery Saver‖ if your phone has the feature (here‘s the

instructions for enabling Low Power Mode for iPhone users).

2. Dim your screen. Go into your phone‘s display settings and see if your

phone is usable at the lowest setting, even if it means cupping your hand

over the screen to see it. The backlight can be one of the biggest drains

on your battery.

3. Turn off GPS. If you‘re staying put until the storm lets up, you could

consider turning of the GPS (also referred to as ―location services‖) in

your phone‘s settings. Many weather apps will let you enter your zip

code in order to retrieve your forecast instead of requiring the use of the

power-hungry GPS chip.

4. Reduce notifications. During an emergency, you probably don‘t need

your phone to light up (and drain) every time SnapChat sends you a ―your

friend is typing‖ notification. Disable unnecessary notifications to prevent

your screen from lighting up every few seconds. Many phones allow you

to change the notifications to ―sound only‖ which helps preserve battery

power that would otherwise be used to light up your screen. Many phones

will not light up the screen for each notification if you place it face down

on a surface.


5. Keep it plugged in. If you haven‘t lost power yet, keep your phone

plugged into the charger (connected to a surge protector, of course). That

way, if your power does go out, your battery will start out at 100%.

6. Utilize your other devices. Instead of draining the battery of your

primary phone by streaming music or shows, utilize any other devices

you may have to stay entertained. You don‘t want to be stuck in a

situation where you can‘t make a phone call because you drained the

battery binging a show. WiFi-only devices will likely be cut off from the

outside world if your main internet connection goes out with the power.

However, if you can store some offline movies, games or e-books ahead

of time, a tablet or old phone can still entertain you without an internet

connection while your preserve the battery in your primary phone.

Another little known fact: some laptops continue to power the USB ports

while the laptop is ―sleeping‖. Charge up your laptop‘s battery, let is

sleep, and use the laptop as a giant power bank.

7. Grab some external batteries and chargers. Many different power

banks are available that allow you to connect virtually any device that can

charge via USB. Emergency radios are also good to have on hand as can

not only act as a power bank, but they can also function as a radio, a

flashlight, and a siren.


For more info press the LINK




By Nomar Shaw





This link below will take you to a full page if you need too!

keeping your cell phone fully charged in storms




The Wild Extremes Texas Photographers Go To for

Thrilling Storm Shots

Four storm-chasing shutterbugs—from an amateur to a 40-year veteran—describe

what it's like to get the perfect picture

Written by: John Nova Lomax

Published: May 5, 2022 at 10:01 am

With major contributions to the two most famous tornado movies of all time, Texans loom over

the cinematic subgenre of ―films featuring tornadoes.‖ First, we have Galveston native King

Vidor, who survived that city‘s great hurricane of 1900. Though he graciously declined credit,

he directed the Kansas tornado scenes in Wizard of Oz. Fifty-seven years later, Fort Worth

native Bill Paxton starred in Twister, the blockbuster that inspired a generation of storm chasers

to get in their trucks with their cameras and head for the eerie green skies. Today, the internet

and social media have brought this daredevil form of photography even more to the fore.

While Texas is not as strongly associated with tornadoes as Oklahoma, Kansas, and Iowa, it

historically beats every state for the most tornadoes a year. The latest data shows an annual

average of 155 twisters in Texas between 1991 and 2010, compared to second place Kansas‘ 96.

Much of north-central Texas and the Panhandle lies well within what is known as Tornado

Alley, the zone of the Great Plains where cold dry air coming off the Rocky Mountains collides

with the warm and moist breezes sighing northward from the Gulf. This combo creates the

world‘s most perfect incubator for tornadoes and supercell storms.

We‘re currently in the middle of tornado season in Tornado Alley, which occurs between March

and June. Then, from the beginning of June, we enter Atlantic hurricane season, lasting through

the end of November. According to researchers at Colorado State University, a group that has

been presenting hurricane season forecasts for four decades, the likelihood of a storm hitting

Texas is 54%, up from an average of 36%. What all this means is that we‘ve reached peak

season for storm chasing.

As someone from the Gulf Coast, I find storm chasing to be pure madness. We learn early and hear often to

―hunker down‖ and ―run from the water, hide from the wind.‖ Storm chasers eschew hunkering and opt instead

to drive as fast as they can right at the wind. Speaking from experiences of several hurricanes and mere tornado

weather (not an actual tornado, which thankfully have remained only in my nightmares, but just those


otherworldly conditions in which they spawn), I‘d rather ride out five Category 5 ‘canes than a single middling


Then there are folks like Bob Pack. At 61, he‘s been covering weather for 40 years. Fellow photographer Adam

Kyle Jackson calls Pack ―a chaser purist,‖ meaning he makes a living chasing storms and selling stills and video

footage to news stations and other media and other organizations. ―If you are where there‘s severe weather and

you‘re sitting next to Bob Pack, something good‘s going to happen,‖ Jackson says, laughing.

Pack‘s eeriest—and most rewarding—tornado experience came in Cleburne, around 2012 or ‘14. ―Somewhere

in that range,‖ he says. ―I saw seven tornadoes that one day and this one tornado formed a little before dark,

which is when usually the low level jet kicks in, and that‘s when you really get your tornadoes to form.‖

Even by Pack‘s standards, this was a scary night. The weather radar went down for two scans, leaving him in

the dark for a crucial eight minutes, and when a power flash occurred and illuminated the night, he saw a

tornado ripping its way through Cleburne mere feet away, right across the street. He could feel the barometric

pressure dropping, and his truck chose that moment to start ―running rough.‖ He survived, though, and in the

aftermath happened to notice a lost child.

―I hit my lights on the truck,‖ he recalls. ―And I saw this blond-headed girl walking down the road on the


Pack grabbed a bottle of water and took it to the dazed child, who was able to tell Pack that she had ridden out

the storm at a friend‘s house, and now was lost. Pack asked her where her house was, and from her description,

he realized with a sinking heart that her home had been in the very path of the worst of the storm.

Reassuring the child she would be OK, Pack set off to help her find her mom. Walking among downed power

lines, Pack told the girl to trace his steps and duck when he said so. Far from the radius of his truck‘s headlight

illumination, it was just him and the girl picking their way through a ruined and dangerous landscape behind

Pack‘s flashlight.

―And after, I don‘t know, 15 to 20 minutes, we get down and this woman comes running over and she grabs the

girl, and hugs her. And it was her mother,‖ Pack recalls. ―She latched on to me and gave me a big hug that I

thought I‘d never get out of and thanked me for taking care of her daughter. And that‘s when I said to myself:

‗This is part of the reason I think I‘m on this Earth: I take the helping people part of everything very serious.‖

I am certainly not alone in marveling at the pictures these photographers share and the meteorological science

they help us understand. Here, we ask Pack, a true veteran of the field, and three other practitioners of the

craft—an amateur, a meteorologist just starting out, and a climate scientist entering his prime—to share with us

their favorite images.


Photo by Laura Rowe

Laura Rowe

Hometown: Katy

Occupation: College basketball player and student teacher

Experience: Next to none. When she went out chasing this storm last spring, it was her first storm-chasing trip.

―This picture was what I like to call a ‗Godincidence,‘‖ she says.


Photo: Taken along County Road 172 south of Earth, north of Littlefield. ―The sunset was absolutely beautiful

behind us, with the storm right in front of us. We just listened to some music and watched [the front] change in

front of us. It was so beautiful, it‘s hard to describe how gorgeous the colors were. It was constantly changing

with all kinds of brilliant colors. The photo hardly does it justice.

Viral Sensation: Rowe posted the photo on Twitter, along with the the tweet ―storm chasin [sic] in West

Texas,‖ on May 17. She tagged a pro photographer named Charlie Stout who‘d been covering the same storm.

―It took off from there,‖ she says. ―It had just under 100,000 likes on the night that I posted it before I went to

sleep, then had 262,000 the next morning.‖ It finally started to level out on Twitter in late May and early June

with 512,000 likes, 83,000 retweets, and over 2,000 replies. Instagram garnered her around 25,000 likes and

―too many reposts to count.‖

―I had no idea what to do initially or how to react,‖ she recalls. ―Everything moved so fast! I actually ended up

reaching out to Charlie Stout and he helped me with setting up a website, obtaining my copyright, and handling

all of my questions … I had no idea that so many people would love the photo. I had messages from people all

around the world telling me how it impacted them.‖

Landon Schaeffer

Hometown: Houston

Photo by Landon Schaeffer


Occupation: Geologist and geosteering consultant at Terra Guidance. Schaeffer, who received his Master‘s in

meteorology from Mississippi State this year, also operates an independent meteorology company under his


Experience: Schaeffer caught the tornado bug while attending pre-K in 1992, when the Houston area suffered a

rare tornado outbreak. ―It was one of the first events I can remember,‖ he says. ―And that got me interested in

weather.‖ With that event setting the course for his life, Schaffer has been chasing storms whenever he can

since the spring tornado season of 2014. He added hurricanes to his storm chasing last year.

Scariest moment: ―One time I got a flat tire and my car broke down in East Texas in the path of a circulation,

which luckily didn‘t really touch down. But it was very scary for a few minutes because we couldn‘t quite get

the spare on before it hit.‖

Photo: ―This is an amazing structure of a storm with sunset. Left side is anticyclonic rotation and the right side

is cyclonic. Very rare to see this so clearly without rain or hail obscuring. This was near Earth, Texas, on May

16, 2021.‖ [Editor‘s Note: This photo was taken during the same storm as Laura Rowe‘s, but the photographers

were not on the same trip.]

Photo by Adam Kyle Jackson.

Adam Kyle Jackson

Hometown: Houston

Occupation: Extreme weather and

landscape photographer

Experience: Jackson was born and

raised on a South Plains farm near

Levelland, the heart of Texas‘s

Tornado Alley. The ―whole

weather aspect of farming‖ was

ingrained in him from birth. ―My

paw-paw had a ham radio and we‘d

get out and chase a storm every

now and then, even a long time

ago,‖ he says. ―Jumping ahead, I

founded an engineering firm in

Houston that focused on

atmospheric science and air quality

permit compliance, which involved

a lot of meteorological data

analysis of air modeling. A lot of

my clients were in Kansas,

Nebraska, all the cool places that

you want to be. At first, I chased

just to chase—I never really

considered, ‗Hey I should take a

picture of this stuff.‘‖


Photo: Jackson took this photo, titled ―Balancing Strike,‖ of an embedded mesocyclone with lightning striking

just outside of Perryton in June 2020. ―Possibly the greatest updraft and lightning show I‘ve seen to date,‖ he

says. He describes the moment leading up to the shot:

―The chase started earlier in the day at storm initiation near Montezuma, Kansas, where I had gotten myself into

a bit of trouble surrounded on all sides with massive hail and no clear escape route. I lost visual and radar signal

several times and just decided to bail to the south with no intention of continuing to chase. This is where I

luckily encountered the backside of a developing system on the Oklahoma-Texas border, snapped a few quick

photos near Perryton, and continued to run from this thing all the way to Wichita Falls, where it had turned into

a linear monster with massive hail.‖

Bob Pack

Hometown: College Station

Photo by Bob Pack

Occupation: Freelances for multiple television entities providing images, B-roll footage, live video feeds, and

commentary prior to, during, and after weather events. He does not consider himself a journalist bound to a

code of nonintervention, although he is sometimes referred to as such by media partners. ―When people need

help, I turn the camera off because ‗the shot‘ is not my number one priority, helping them is,‖ he explains.


Experience: Pack says he‘s been through 204 tornadoes—not including hurricanes and derechos. His first

tornado briefly tore through part of his hometown of Somerville, picked up a barn, and deposited it several

hundred yards away, right in front of his eyes. ―It was just one of those brief tornadoes that suddenly drops

down out of the sky for a few seconds, and sends pieces of tin and other debris flying through the air, hangs

pieces of debris in the trees, and moves a barn over from one place to the other.‖

Photo: When you‘ve taken as many photos of storms, it can be a challenge to keep track of all of them. ―Best I

can deduce from old social media posts, this was [taken] way back on May 29, 2018, so it must have been near

Wheeler,‖ Pack says about this dramatic shot of the edge of a supercell thunderstorm taken during a tornado


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Power Your Devices During a Hurricane with the

RAVPower Power House Chargers

August 14, 2020 by Team RAVPower / 0

No one wants to think about a hurricane or any other major storm

happening in their area. But hurricanes are inevitable and can happen

when you least expect it. For this reason, if you‘re not well prepared, they

can be unbelievably hazardous. On the other hand, when you prepare for a

hurricane in advance, you and your loved ones stay safe throughout the

hurricane season.


RP-PB187 will definitely come in handy in emergencies.

The whole experience can be traumatizing, and that‘s why it‘s important to have a

hurricane survival kit ready. It undoubtedly comes in handy during an emergency.

These are the most important hurricane supplies:

Food and water

Hygiene products

A first aid kit

Clean laundry

Emergency chargers

Prescription medicine

Waterproof storage

A severe weather alert radio


Waterproof storage


Hurricanes can cut off the power supply and damage property. But a powerful

charger like the RAVPower PB187 power house can keep your devices powered

during a hurricane and make a sudden power outage more bearable.


10 Tips for Staying Safe During a Hurricane

Hurricane Dorian left many Florida residents without power for days on end. Many

people saw how unprepared they were for a real storm. It‘s important to know how

to prepare for a hurricane and above all, how to stay safe as it happens.

Here are our top tips for staying safe:

1. Create a household evacuation plan for your family and your pets

2. Bring in any outdoor objects that may be blown away

3. Know all the evacuation routes

4. Fill your car with gasoline

5. Stay away from flood-prone and low-lying areas

6. Close storm shutters and move away from windows

7. In case of a power outage, use a flashlight and not candles

8. Unplug small appliances and switch off propane tanks

9. Avoid driving or walking in floodwaters

10. Only go out when authorities say it is safe

The Power House PB187 is a Must-Have During a Hurricane

Hurricane season starts on June 1 st and ends on November 30 th . Hurricanes usually

stretch 300 miles and can leave major losses behind, which is why it‘s so important

to be prepared. One negative outcome of hurricanes is the loss of power.


But if you have a powerful charger like the RAVPower PB187 power house nearby,

you can keep your devices powered during a hurricane. Nothing is as important as

having a fully-charged phone during a hurricane. It can be a critical gadget during

an emergency and can make the difference between life and death.

The RAVPower PB187 power house provides backup power in hurricane seasons.

Firstly, it features two 110V AC outlets and can power devices with a power rating

of 250Wh and below. Moreover, it can charge smart phones, laptops, TVs, radios,

speakers, and even lights. Also, it provides enough power for a CPAP machine.

However, it doesn‘t charge power-hungry appliances like iron boxes, coffee

makers, microwaves, vacuum cleaners, and power tools.

The portable PB187 power house does double duty and also functions as a

flashlight. During a hurricane, when power goes out, the first thing you‘ll look for is

a flashlight. This power bank will ensure your home is well-illuminated during a

power outage.

You can get it on our site or on Amazon. It‘s a top-rated product.

If You’re in the Path of a Hurricane, RAVPower Power House Chargers Can Be


When natural disasters strike, electricity is usually the first critical service to be lost.

A power outage can have a devastating impact for days or even weeks. And while


the battery life of most devices has improved over the years, it is true that they still

run out of charge after a day. That‘s why a portable power source is a serious musthave.

While we highly recommend the RAVPower PB187 power house, we also think it

is additionally important you should get the RAVPower PB054 power house and

the RAVPower PB055 power house. It‘s a great way to diversify your power


The RAVPower PB054 Power House

This lightweight, portable power bank has all the basic ports you need to power

your devices. Its two AC ports can charge two devices at the same time. It can fully

charge a regular laptop–one with a 60Wh battery or smaller. It has a power rating of

60W and as a result can power popular devices like the iPad Pro (with a 30Wh

battery), the iPhone 11 (with a 12Wh battery), and the Nintendo Switch (with a

16Wh battery).

This RAVPower AC outlet power bank can also charge an older iPhone about 6

times or a tablet twice before running out of juice. Furthermore, if you only use it to

charge your phone, it can work for approximately 9 days before running out of

power. On top of that, the charger has overload protection which ensures it doesn‘t

exceed its maximum output.


The RAVPower PB055 Power House

This portable 3-port power bank has a large battery coupled with an AC output.

Also, it can charge USB devices as well as devices that only charge via AC. And

thanks to its 30000 mAh rechargeable lithium battery, it can charge a smartphone,

an iPad, and even a laptop several times over. In addition, the power bank has 2

USB iSmart ports and a USB-C port. On its front are 8 small blue LED lights that

indicate the status of the charge.

When there‘s a hurricane, it‘s vital you have a charger on hand that can power your

devices several times before it runs out of juice. This one can. It will power your

Samsung Galaxy S8 altogether about five times, your iPhone 7 about seven times,

and your 12‖ MacBook one time. Not to mention the best part, it doesn‘t heat up

even when charging 3 devices at once.

Hurricanes are Unavoidable, but the RAVPower PB187 Power House Keeps You


During a hurricane, your RAVPower power house charger can be a lifesaver. It can

keep your devices powered for days. And even if all you have an old phone that still

powers on, you can charge it and call 911 in case of an emergency—even if it has

no cell phone plan.


Grab the RAVPower PB187 power house and add it

to your hurricane emergency kit!




As American and Veteran I will never forget all those who served and

perished. For those who are still here you’re not alone, enjoy your

grandchildren and great grandchildren. At 11:48 am central times (7:48 am

Hawaii) give a toast to their memory, with tears in my eyes, to all the

brothers and sisters that gave it all, salute!



From my family and staff to your family, have a

Merry Christmas and May Peace dwell in your home.


Peter Nadal, Pam Kennoy, Rodrigo Esperanza,

Nomar Shaw, Diane G and Big Poppa


The Nanomites


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