Hurricane season is upon us and there is no time like the present to make sure we are well-prepared for what might come our way this year. Now is the time to prepare for what is expected to be an active hurricane season. While families are making sure they have crank radios, candles, non-perishable foods and bottled water, first responders, municipalities and emergency response organizations are making preparations for stepping in and providing assistance to large numbers of people quickly and efficiently.
After a natural disaster occurs, all energy must be focused on ensuring that men, women, children and pets are safe and have at least the basic necessities made available to them. In order to effectively step in and assist those in need after a hurricane or other natural disaster, it is imperative that we plan ahead and anticipate every need we can possibly think of. The availability of food, water and medicine is critical to the recovery of the community after a hurricane, and in order to transport and store these items efficiently, portable, temperature-controlled trailers are a necessity.
Preparing for a hurricane or other emergency situation must include an emergency cold storage plan. This is particularly true for hospitals, city and county emergency response groups, prisons, the Red Cross, FEMA and any other group that either provides assistance in emergency situations or is responsible for the care and safety of a large group of people. Part of an emergency cold storage plan is arranging for access to refrigerated trailers that can be used to transport or store food, water, medicines and other necessities for affected communities. This could mean purchasing one or more refrigerated trailers that are custom-built to meet your needs, or working with a company like Cooler Trailers to arrange for quick cold storage trailer rentals when a hurricane or other emergency occurs.
Keep in mind that it is not enough to simply make a note that you will need freezer trailers or refrigerated trailers if disaster strikes; you also must ensure that the trailers will provide the function you require. For example, many refrigerated trailers require a dedicated generator or special electrical wiring. Just imagine the time, product and money that would be wasted if you purchase or rent a freezer trailer and take it on location, only to find out that you do not have the proper energy source to run it. The refrigerated trailers made by Cooler Trailers run on 110 volt, which is regular house current or a 5000 watt generator making them far more versatile and a more reliable option that will work effectively in more situations.
Cooler Trailers is proud to have worked with FEMA and a number of municipalities to ensure proper hurricane preparedness and cold storage for emergency situations. While we hope that the 2010 hurricane season will not be as active as anticipated, we strongly urge you to include an emergency cold storage plan in your hurricane preparedness planning.