GEI Works, Inc. Preparing for Hurricane Irma

Sebastian, FL:  With Hurricane Irma tracking towards Florida, GEI Works is looking for ways to help its employees and members of the community be better prepared.  As a local manufacturer, GEI Works carries emergency supplies, spill containment and compliance products for facilities and construction sites.  We have witnessed the devastation that Hurricanes cause in Florida, and with heavy rainfall and high winds the least of the damages that can occur, we know to plan and prepare early for all eventualities.

“GEI Works is a manufacturing company located near the junction of Indian River and Brevard County, in Sebastian, Florida.  We are ready with storm water BMP’s, spill kits, containment and sandbags on hand,” says Scott White, a supply manager at the company, “we want to ensure our employees and local clients get what is needed and are prepared for whatever comes.”   

Check out our Emergency Supplies Page Here or call us at 772-646-0597 for in-stock items you need, or quick turn-arounds on products we manufacture.

Knowing your risk, getting prepared, and staying informed are just a few steps you can take to get ready for Hurricane Irma.

Know Your Risk

To search for general information about risks in this area, visit https://www.ready.gov/florida. Check out NOAA’s historical hurricane tracks tool at https://coast.noaa.gov/hurricanes/ to check the severity and frequency of past hurricanes in here in the Central Florida area.

Get Prepared

Take action now to be prepared for hurricane Irma!  As the storm approaches, it is often too late to get ready. Make sure you have family evacuation and communications plans, and update your emergency supply kit.  GEI Works is on hand with pre and post-storm products such as sand bags, drinking water storage tanks, and spill absorbents.

Complete a Family Communication Plan
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Plan how you will assemble your family and loved ones, and anticipate where you will go for different situations. Get together with your family and agree on the ways to contact one another in an emergency, identify meeting locations, and make a Family Emergency Communication Plan

Download the FEMA App
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The FEMA App located here,  includes disaster resources, weather alerts, safety tips, and a new feature that will enable users to receive push notifications to their devices to prepare their homes and families for disasters. The app also provides a customizable checklist of emergency supplies, maps of open shelters and recovery centers, tips on how to survive disasters, and weather alerts from the National Weather Service.

Stay Informed

Know where to go for trusted sources of information during a hurricane event. Sign up for alerts from your local emergency management office so notifications, including evacuation orders, go directly to your phone and email. Monitor local news for hurricane watches and warnings in your area and follow directions of local officials. Make sure you have a battery -operated or hand-crank radio available should the power go out.

Batten Down

Making sure to prepare against worst-case early, is important.  Those who have been through hurricanes in Florida know to prepare sooner rather than later, as supplies will move quickly.  Preparations should include:

§  Placing storm shutters or plywood over windows
§  Filling up with gasoline early
§  Stocking up on flood-control supplies such as these sandbags
§  Having a minimum of 3 days of non-perishable food, water, and toiletries on hand
§  Ensuring you have pet supplies and medicines on hand

Know Your Zone

Evacuations are more common than people realize. Make yourself familiar with your community’s evacuation zones, so you’ll know exactly where to go.

Remember: if a hurricane threatens your community and local officials say it's time to evacuate, don't hesitate -- go early.


Additional information is available at www.ready.gov/hurricanes and view GEI Works’ recommended emergency supplies at http://www.erosionpollution.com/emergency-supplies.html, call us at 772-646-0597 or visit us at: www.geiworks.com