May 7, 2018 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
Food (3-day supply of non-perishable food)
Battery-powered or hand-crank radio
First Aid Kit
Whistle to signal for help
Manual can opener
Cell phone with chargers and battery backup
Garbage bags for personal sanitation.
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 WaterWater 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.
Power BanksAnother 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.
First Aid KitHopefully, 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.
WhistleA 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.
Moist TowelettesMoist 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.
MatchbooksWhen 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.
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.