Emergency Supplies | Hurricane & Flood Prep
Be Prepared Before Storms Strike
Having a ready cache of the right emergency supplies (and an emergency plan) are key to having peace-of-mind and even survival (financial or physical). Please read on for important emergency preparedness supplies and tips for hurricanes, floods, and storms that you may not have considered in your planning.
Did you know?
"Each year, the United States averages some 10,000 thunderstorms, 5,000 floods, 1,300 tornadoes and 2 Atlantic hurricanes, as well as widespread droughts and wildfires. Weather, water, and climate events cause an average of 650 deaths and $15 billion in damage per year and are responsible for some 90 percent of all presidentially-declared disasters," according to NOAA.
No Time Like the Present!
Many of us think about planning for an emergency, but get overwhelmed. The truth is that unless we actually act to prepare, we will find ourselves unready when a pending emergency or hurricane storm looms. There is no need to feel overhwelmed though. Simply make your list of storm supplies, then start acquiring the emergency supplies you need. A little preparation is better than none, after all.
With natural disasters, the clean water supply is often interrupted (or corrupted) for days or weeks, depending on the severity of the emergency. Water is needed for drinking, cleaning, cooking, and for using the restroom. The bottom line is that you won't want to get caugth without a water supply.
Let us help. GEI Works manufactures well-made temporary water storage tanks that can be used for potable (drinkable) or non-potable water, depending on the type of fabric coating you request. Our emergency water storage tanks are popular for their ruggedness and durability, as well as convenience (they fold up for easy storage and quick deployment). Options include:
We also offer a selection of Plastic Water Tanks for emergency water storage.
Flood Emergency & Hurricane Supplies
Sandbags can provide the strength and support you need to limit the amount of flood damage. They are an effective option for use along banks, homes, or businesses.
Sandbags are made using either a high UV poly or burlap material. These strong materials work to keep sand contained, while simultaneously controlling or limiting the flow of water.
Gasoline is one of the first supplies that stores run out of during an emergency situation. You definitely don't want to wait until the last minute to check this one off your list. We can help you safely store fuel, as part of your emergency preparations. Supplies incude:
If you're looking for larger sized fuel storage options:
- Flexible Fuel Tanks (diesel)
- Above Ground Storage Tanks
- Gas Caddies to get the fuel from the tank to the equipment
- Fuel Tank Containment (sump)
Also, spill kits are good to keep on hand, especially in the garage (plus it comes with a camo bag!)
- See: Spill Kit for emergency spill containment!
It is also a good idea to keep emergency supplies handy for protecting your property, equipment, or facility.
For temporary barriers against flooding:
- Emergency Shovel
- Drip Diverter (in case of a leak in the ceiling or roof)
- Tarps (we can make custom sized protective tarps)
- Tarps Flyer
- Tarp Specs
In case there is a spill, be ready with these emergency supplies:
- Spill Kits
- Protective Gear
- Oil Mop and Refills
- Drum Seal Tourniquets
- Tanker Seal Tourniquets
Don't forget cleanup after the emergency has passed - learn more about our economical Small Scale Portable Inceration units.
Construction sites are frequently required by state and local regulations to be inspected within a near time-frame after a significant storm has passed to ensure continued compliance with stormwater regulations. You'll want to keep these handy:
- Turbidity Meter
- Stormwater BMPs (Drain Guards, Filters, and More)
- Passive Storm Drain Skimmer
- Dewatering Bags, Socks, and Tubes
- Ditch Checks
Emergencies can come in many different sizes and types, and sometimes with little warning. Have you considered what your business and home emergency supplies needs are, depending on the type of emergency? Start first with developing a plan. These emergency preparedness resources are a good place to begin with:
- Hurricane emergency preparedness:
- Prepare for Hurricanes (Ready.gov)
- 3 Actions to Take Now to Prepare for Hurricane Season (whitehouse.gov)
- Preparing for Storm and Flood Safety PDF Brochure (NOAA)
- Prepare your business for emergencies too:
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