According to the National Hurricane Center, history teaches that a lack of hurricane awareness and preparation are common threads among all major hurricane disasters. By knowing your vulnerability and what actions you should take, you can reduce the effects of a hurricane disaster.

Contact your local store to learn more about Fastenal's available emergency services.

Planning, Preparing & Responding

Whether you are planning, preparing or responding to a hurricane, Fastenal has you covered.

Before the Hurricane

  • Plan an evacuation route
  • Board up windows
  • Secure objects that might become airborne
  • Stockpile emergency supplies
  • Protect inventory by storing it off the floor

After the Hurricane

  • Stay informed through a radio
  • Check for gas leaks and avoid smoking
  • Check electrical systems
  • Unplug appliances
  • Turn off water if pipes are damaged

Stay in Business

  • Assemble a Kit
  • Make a Plan
  • Stay Informed

Establish a safe room, escape routes and meeting places. Keep emergency phone numbers on hand and designate someone to communicate with employees, customers and suppliers.

Additional Resources

Sources: US Department of Commerce, FEMA, and the American Red Cross