Hurricane Safety: What Your Business Needs

Preparing for Hurricane Dorian With The Right Solutions




Hurricane safety when facing down a major storm is a big concern. Preparing your home and business for flood or wind damage will ensure you are able to pick up day-to-day activities when the storm passes.  Hurricane Dorian is expected to make landfall as a major hurricane, and you want to make sure your business is prepared to face its effects. Storm surge, localized and widespread flooding, and high wind speeds will whip through Florida cities. If you don’t have the right hurricane safety essentials, you could be left with incredible damage.


The National Hurricane Center reports that regardless of Hurricane Dorian’s exact track, heavy rains are expected to occur over several days, which can result in widespread flooding. Tornadoes are another issue when planning for this hurricane safety because they often occur in the rain bands away from the center of the storm. Having a plan when storms strike is just as essential as having the right solutions when Hurricane Dorian is in your own front yard. Keep reading for essential hurricane safety supplies.



Large and Small Flood Protection Walls

With hurricanes comes storm surge, rising canal waters, and torrents of falling rain. Preparing for the possibility of rising flood waters means keeping in mind what areas of your business or home are most flood-prone. Depending on what kind of flood protection your home or business needs, you might choose different types of flood protection walls. For heavier flood protection, flood barriers are ideal. For smaller-scale flood protection, sandbags would be a better choice.


Sandbags can provide you with the strength and stability you need during a hurricane. The best part? You can maneuver sandbags yourself and set them up around your home or business where you need them the most. Our standard sandbags are made with high UV poly material that offers strength and support along riverbanks, businesses, and homes. Sandbags should be placed parallel to water flows with the top end of the bag folded under. Sandbags facilitate hurricane safety by being flood protection walls you can move yourself.

Flood barriers provide a larger flood prevention solution for businesses during hurricanes. When flood waters rise to considerable heights, businesses feel the effects. As we saw during Hurricane Harvey in Texas in 2017, some cities got over 26 inches of rain in just 24 hours. Having infrastructure in place to protect your business is essential. 



Our flood barriers are easy to set up and install. Typically 2.4 or 5.8 feet tall, these flood protection walls can be stacked to form a pyramid and can be filled with sand, cement, gravel, or even crushed stone. While bulkier flood protection than sandbags alone, flood barrier walls offer increased protection from storm surge.


Emergency Water Storage  and Fuel Storage

Having access to reliable emergency water storage could mean the difference between life and death. Water supply provides access to drinking water and non-potable water for cleaning, other daily activities, and even fire suppression. Hurricane safety means prepping enough water and fuel before the rains come.


Water storage bladders can be made with fabrics that satisfy NSF61 and FDA requirements for potable, drinking, emergency water storage. When needing to safely store temporary drinking water for a group of people, having flexibility in water storage capacity is important. Hospitals, nursing homes, and shelters will need a viable water storage solution when storms come. Barbados hospitals and other organizations are maintaining 50,000 gallon water tanks for use during Hurricane Dorian for emergency water storage.


Having a tough, rugged flexible fuel tank is ideal when facing down a hurricane. Stationary fuel storage during an emergency is absolutely necessary. Our flexible bladders can range in capacity from 25 to 210,000 gallons. Flexible fuel storage is useful in disaster relief, fuel storage in remote locations, and FEMA emergency relief efforts.



Containment and Leak Protection With Tarps



Leaks can happen at any time. During a hurricane, the chances of a leak occurring increases exponentially. Tarps are one of the most versatile hurricane safety supplies. Useful in weatherproofing and protecting valuables, heavy duty tarps are essential when preparing for hurricane safety. Drip diverters are also helpful when it comes to hurricane safety and water containment.



Following a Step-by-Step Hurricane Safety Plan

Having a ready supply of hurricane supplies with the right plan will make sure your business and home are prepared for the worst possible scenarios. Flood protection walls, emergency water storage, tarps, and drip diverters are all part of a bigger plan to keep your business and home safe from Hurricane Dorian. Visit our Emergency Supplies page for information on the essential supplies needed for hurricane safety.

For even more comprehensive information on prepping your business, visit FEMA’s  Business Protection Toolkit to learn how you can practice hurricane safety before, during, and after a hurricane.

Call us today at 1-772-646-0597 and ask to speak to a hurricane preparation specialist. 

Five Reasons to Invest in Portable Water Storage Tanks

How Water Storage Tanks Can Save Money, Time, and Lives


Having access to water is essential. 

Whether that water is for drinking, landscaping, or for extinguishing wildfires, having a portable water supply is important to do your job faster and easier. Investing in a portable water storage tank will provide access to water in situations when it is needed most.

Here are five reasons your business needs to invest in a portable water storage tank.


1. Transport water in emergency situations.

When emergencies arise that limit our access to water, having our own supply is imperative. When roads are flooded after a hurricane and clean water is a scarce commodity, having an on-hand, portable water storage tank could be a lifesaver.

A pickup truck emergency water storage container that sits neatly in the bed of truck provides water on-the-go. This would be a smaller solution to emergency water storage for fire protection.

These tanks are made from highly resistant polyethylene materials that range in capacity size from 210 to 465 gallons. If you need to transport drinking water, the interior of these tanks can be coated to meet FDA standards for safe drinking water.

There are also larger options for emergency water transport.The Argo water trailer is designed to access off-road farms and remote locations. One benefit of this trailer is its ability to quickly access and address bale, cotton, or grass fires.


2. Clean off dirty equipment.

Sometimes the most important thing for your business is to safely transport water around for various tasks. 


Equipment gets dirty and needs to be washed down after work is completed or employees need water in remote locations. Whatever the reason, a DOT compliant water tank trailer is a solution to your water transporting needs.

Our 500 gallon Argo water tank trailer is equipped to handle many of your water storage requirements. 

Made with high strength polyethylene, the tank is situated on a DOT compliant trailer and outfitted with hoses, pumps, and spray equipment. These tank trailers are resistant to rust and corrosion, and are ideal for remote areas.


3. Spray agriculture on-the-go.

Need more water and more control on your grounds? Having a utility vehicle sprayer with  a wide spray field may be what you’re looking for. 

Perfect for use on lawns, golf courses, and fields, the compact spray unit can be placed on the back of utility vehicles for water transport to needed locations.

Our utility vehicle sprayers feature either a 50 or 100 gallon storage capacity polyethylene tank, which connects to a spray gun via 25 feet of hose and hose wrap.

4. Suppress dust to stay compliant.

Dust suppression is important to stay in compliance while successfully completing work on roadways. 


Without suppressing dust, you’ll be at risk of contributing to sediment pollution, incurring environmental fines, and putting your employees’ health at risk. Using a large-capacity water tank trailer can solve this problem for you.

Take a look at our Express 1,000 gallon water tank for your bigger jobs. Suppressing dust is made easy with this trailer’s galvanized spray bar which has a 25-foot swath, allowing the water to be faster and easier to handle. With a 20-foot, easy-to-use hose, the tank can be filled from almost any other body of water. Because of the tank’s see-through poly material and clearly marked water lines, you'll always know when you’re running low on water.

5. Fight fires in rural areas.

When a fire breaks out in a remote area, emergency services might not be able to make it to your location before the fire spreads to buildings, damages other property, or harms people and animals. Having a portable fire protection water storage tank allows you to transport water anywhere on your property and in other rural locations. A portable storage tank with high capacities provides greater resources to put out any fires that should occur.

Our fire suppression water trailers are equipped with a 25-foot hose and 2-inch pump with a Honda engine for fire prevention. The polyethylene tank is designed for off-road use to handle the most remote of locations. This tank trailer’s hose has the ability to target spray areas and also cover large amounts of ground with an adjustable spray bar. 

The tank’s black color is an added benefit. Because light is blocked from reaching the water, it reduces the likelihood of algae forming in the tank. You can also use this tank as a reserve


Choosing Your Portable Water Storage Tank

Whatever the water needs are for your business site, having a portable water storage tank will save you time, money, and worry in the long run. Whether this tank is 200 or 1,600 gallons, choosing the size and type of tank will depend on your business applications, needs, and goals.

Do you want to know what kind of portable water storage tank solution is right for you? 

To learn more about GEI Works, contact us at +1-772-646-0597 to receive one-on-one assistance with all your water storage needs.