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By now, you’ve most likely taken the necessary precautions and gathered supplies in preparation for when Hurricane Michael arrives in our area.

At this time, it appears as though the storm will travel through Georgia and the Carolinas overnight and into tomorrow.

Before the storm approaches, it’s best to make sure your mobile devices are fully charged.

But, if you lose power and don’t have a portable charger, there’s another, less-known method that will enable you to charge your phone.

To put together a makeshift charger, all you need is a nine volt battery, a pen (that contains a metal spring) and a car phone charger.

Here’s a helpful video to walk you through the process:

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