Federal Alliance for Safe Homes Will Award a Kohler Generator in ‘Great Hurricane Blowout’ Sweepstakes

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FLASH reminds families of their change to enter to win Kohler whole-home standby generator with free installation through the Great Hurricane Blowout. Families must enter before November 30 to be eligible.

One lucky family will win a Kohler standby generator and professional installation, a prize totaling nearly $8,000.

One lucky family will win a Kohler standby generator and professional installation, a prize totaling nearly $8,000, in the Great Hurricane Blowout Sweepstakes sponsored by Kohler Co. and the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes® (FLASH), the country’s leading consumer advocate for strengthening homes and safeguarding families from natural and manmade disasters.

The Great Hurricane Blowout is a FLASH initiative that encourages the use of proven hurricane preparedness tools such as family plans, hurricane emergency kits and tips for making structurally stronger homes. The program is sponsored by Kohler Power Systems and State Farm®.

Now through November 30, 2011, FLASH is accepting sweepstakes entries through its Great Hurricane Blowout Facebook fan page at http://www.facebook.com/ghblowout or by mail at Kohler Co. Great Hurricane Blowout Sweepstakes, MS 072, 444 Highland Drive, Kohler, WI 53044. (For full sweepstakes rules and eligibility requirements, visit http://www.facebook.com/ghblowout.)

From tornadoes to floods and hurricanes, this year’s dramatic weather has demonstrated how power outages can further complicate an already challenging situation. Power outages resulting from a hurricane or other severe weather event can leave residents without power for hours and even days. More people than ever are turning to generators not only to protect their homes and families, but to ensure access to the many technologies, including cell phones and computers, that are playing increasingly important roles in our lives today.

Generators, such as those offered by Kohler Co., provide all of the emergency backup power necessary to keep homes running smoothly and protect those homes from the damages of failed sump pumps, lack of heat or air conditioning and loss of refrigerated foods. A reliable back-up power source allows us to stay in our homes during a power outage, placing less stress on our families and leaving emergency responders free to help others in need.

For more information about staying safe and stress free during a power outage, visit No Power, No Problem at the Great Hurricane Blowout website.

Tallahassee, FL-based Federal Alliance for Safe Homes, Inc.® (FLASH), a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, is the country’s leading consumer advocate for strengthening homes and safeguarding families from natural and manmade disasters. FLASH collaborates with more than 100 innovative and diverse partners that share its vision of making America a more disaster-resistant nation including: the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Florida Division of Emergency Management, The Home Depot®, International Code Council, National Weather Service, RenaissanceRe, Simpson Strong-Tie®, State Farm®, USAA®, and WeatherPredict Consulting, Inc. In 2008, FLASH opened the interactive weather experience: StormStruck®: A Tale of Two Homes in Orlando, FL. Learn more about FLASH and gain access to its free consumer resources by visiting http://www.flash.org or calling (877) 221-SAFE (7233). Also, get timely safety tips to ensure that you and your family are always well protected from natural and manmade disasters by subscribing to the FLASH blog, Protect Your Home in a FLASH, at http://www.protect-your-home.org

About Kohler
Kohler Power Systems is a division of Kohler Co., and provides complete power systems, including generators (residential, industrial, mobile and marine), automatic transfer switches, switchgear, monitoring controls, and accessories for emergency, prime power and energy-management applications. Kohler Power Systems has delivered energy solutions for markets worldwide since 1920. For more information, visit kohlerpower.com.

About State Farm®
State Farm insures more cars and homes than any other insurer in the U.S., is the leading insurer of watercraft and is also a leading insurer in Canada. State Farm's 17,700 agents and more than 67,000 employees serve 81 million policies and accounts – almost 79 million auto, fire, life and health policies in the United States and Canada, and nearly 2 million bank accounts. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company is the parent of the State Farm family of companies. State Farm is ranked No. 31 on the Fortune 500 list of largest companies. For more information, please visit statefarm.com® or in Canada statefarm.ca®.


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