Hurricane Hack: Making a phone charger using a battery

In preparation for Hurricane Florence, we're testing some "Hurricane Hacks" that may help you in case of an emergency.

If your power goes out and you need some way to charge your phone in order to call for help, then here's what you need:

  • Spring from a ball point pen
  • Cigarette lighter Car charger
  • Charge cord
  • 9V battery
  • Tape

Watch the video attached to see how it's done.

Note: This should not be used a regular charging device. This is for emergency situations only.

Forecasters expect Hurricane Florence to come ashore by late Thursday or early Friday. Some computer models show the storm making landfall near Wilmington, south of the Outer Banks. But it was still too early to predict an exact path for the storm.

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Some computer models predicted Wilmington area south of the Outer Banks, but it was still too early to predict an exact path for the storm.

The National Hurricane Center says it is still too early to predict the storms exact path with the storm hundreds of miles (kilometers) away, but people from the Carolinas to the Mid-Atlantic are being urged to remain on guard for a possible direct hit later in the week.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.