It works for hurricane.
This fan is awesome - I bought it and sent it to relatives affected by hurricane; they only wish that batteries lasted a bit longer.CUrrently it is being used over night only and 8 D batteries last just over 2 days... that's a lot of $$$ in batteries, but it fixes the problem.
The only thing I didn't like about this is the difficulty of turning it on, the switch is on the side and doesn't go down or up very easy, loved how powerful it was!
This was a nice fan to have while we were on a houseboat for a week....without electricity...in 100 degree days!
This fan is great.
I got this fan as a birthday gift in September and it worked for a few weeks but now has stopped working.
Do not buy this fan, I see now from the reviews that I'm not the only person that has had this problem.
I bought it on time to be prepared for the next time power goes out in Puerto Rico, so I need it to work with batteries.The problem is that I placed all 8 D batteries and it doesn't work at all.
It worked well the first two times I used it, but has deteriorated since - all on AC power and not battery.
I returned it to Amazon (thank you Amazon) and was sent a new one which has also began to malfunction within the first couple of hours of operation.