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. 

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