Watching the devastating news reports of tornadoes out west reminded me to check my hurricane box. One of the essential components of any emergency kit is a flashlight. I keep a Streamlight H.I.D. floodlight for area lighting, a Streamlight SL-20 that also works as a club, and about a dozen Streamlight ProPolymer 4AA Lux Div 2 Flashlight.
I keep these flashlights in my box and in ever room in my house. the price is low enough that you can have several of them. The cool thing about these flashlights is that they only need 4 AA batteries but they are super bright (about 42 lumens) and really compact/easily transportable (and waterproof!). They’re just really compact and easy to use with just one hand. They pretty much last for over 4 hours too. Pretty perfect to have in any situation and one of the first flashlights I grab for in my own home. It’s a tough little flashlight too. It’s been dropped it’s fair share and never been scratched or broken.
I always get the yellow version because the black is a little hard to find in the dark. I was there was a glow in the dark version.