Promotional Products Kits for Hurricane Preparedness

Hurricane Preparedness Promotional Kits

Floridians typically don’t worry about hurricanes too much…that is…until we are 100% certain they are going to hit our location. Even then, anything hurricane less than a Cat 3 is of little concern. Many people choose to “ride out” those “smaller” hurricanes by staying at home. That’s why having a hurricane preparedness kit is so important.

Although Floridians know they should be prepared, the majority wait until the storm is imminent before going to the store to buy their essential supplies such as water, batteries, and non-perishable food only to find the shelves cleared out already.

This lack of preparedness gives your business an opportunity to give away branded merchandise to your clients and potential clients that will be a welcomed gift and be extremely beneficial for them. Create your own company branded hurricane preparedness kit and include many of the necessary items inside.

The Department of Homeland Security has put together a list of suggested items to create a hurricane preparedness kit, and many of these items can be branded with your company logo. This kit would be an impressive giveaway for your recipients and would certainly keep your company top of mind.

Checklist for Your Hurricane Preparedness Kits

 Water
Food (3-day supply of non-perishable food)
Battery-powered or hand-crank radio
Flashlight
First Aid Kit
Extra Batteries
Whistle to signal for help
Moist towelettes

Manual can opener
Local maps
Cell phone with chargers and battery backup
Garbage bags for personal sanitation.
Fire extinguisher
Matches in a waterproof container
Disposable eating supplies (plates, cups, utensils)
Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities

Suggested Promotional Items to Use in Your Hurricane Preparedness Kits

Bottled Water

Bottled Water

Water is always the number one necessity for hurricane preparedness. Even with no other supplies, clean drinking water can get you through the days or weeks after a hurricane. No matter what other supplies you include in your hurricane preparedness kits, be sure to include custom branded bottled water.
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Lanterns and Flashlights

Lanterns and Flashlights

One certainly with nearly every hurricane is a power outage to your home. That’s why including a custom flashlight or lantern in a hurricane preparedness kit is a necessity. Shop from our huge line of promotional flashlights and lanterns.
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Power Banks

Power Banks

Another complication of power outages after hurricanes is the inability to charge your phone or tablets. Custom power banks are a perfect solution so you always have the ability to recharge your phone. Communication with loved ones during and after a hurricane offers peace of mind.
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Wrench

Wrench

A promotional wrench is always a good option in a hurricane preparedness in case you need to turn off gas or water valves. You’d be amazed how many households that don’t have a basic wrench, so give them a wrench with your company logo on it!
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First Aid Kit

First Aid Kit

Hopefully, no major injuries occur during the storm, but with post-hurricane cleanup, scratches and other minor injuries often occur. That’s why it’s always nice to have a stocked first aid kit handy. Shop our wide assortment of promotional first aid kits which can be branded with your company logo.
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Whistle

Whistle

A whistle is recommended by the Department of Homeland Security for hurricane preparedness kits in case you need to signal for help. Shop our promotional whistles here. Whistles have helped save countless lives of people who had to be rescued from rapidly rising flood waters. Without a whistle, it’s hard to get attention from others with all of the commotions in the aftermath or during a hurricane.
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Moist Towelettes

Moist Towelettes

Moist towelettes aren’t just for cleaning your hands after eating a messy BBQ meal. When the water is out after a hurricane, custom moist towelette packets are extremely useful to clean your hands to prevent the spread of germs when thorough hand-washing is not an option.
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Matchbooks

Matchbooks

When the power is out, you’ll need matches to light candles. Even if you have a generator, you’ll want to preserve as much gas and energy usage as possible, so candlelight is a perfect solution. However, without matches, candles are useless. Shop our selection of custom matchbooks to stock your hurricane preparedness kits.
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Candles

Candles

Candles are great to have during power outages, which are almost a guarantee after a hurricane. Be sure to include custom candles with your logo in the hurricane kits you give away. Don’t forget the matches to use the light the candle!
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While this list is not meant to be comprehensive, it does give you a few necessities for the days and weeks after a hurricane. Giving away promotional kits with hurricane essentials will help make your company be more memorable while helping your community at the same time. Get in touch with us if you have questions about creating your own hurricane preparedness kit.

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Patrick Black
patrick@perfectimprints.com

Patrick Black, MAS, is the founder of Perfectimprints.com and has been in the promotional products industry helping businesses and organizations since 1999. When not geeking out over the newest and greatest promotional items, you can find him paddleboarding at the beach or hanging out by the pool with his wife, three kids, and his basset hound in Fort Walton Beach, FL.