Get Ready: Peak of 2019 Hurricane Season is Almost Here

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Experts at Scepter™ remind homeowners to prepare for the second part of the 2019 Hurricane Season by safely storing enough containers of fresh fuel and water to get them through the next few months.

Scepter SmartControl fuel containers allow homeowners to safely have fuel on hand for generators during hurricane season.

People should not wait until a storm is forecast for their immediate area to prepare.

Fernand. Gabrielle. Humberto. They’re all on their way. Now that August is here, the 2019 Hurricane Season activity is kicking into high gear. Experts at Scepter™ remind homeowners to be prepared by storing enough containers of fresh fuel and water to get them through the next few months.

“Up until now it’s been a fairly mild hurricane season, but that could change very quickly,” says Daniel Marshall, vice president of marketing and business development with Scepter. “Traditionally August is the month when hurricane activity picks up. That’s why it’s critical for people to take precautionary steps to make sure their homes are ready for potential severe weather.”

According to The Weather Channel™, the most intense U.S. hurricane landfalls all occur between mid-August and early September. They align it to a timeframe in August as a “switch that’s flipped” when hurricanes become more active.

Marshall recommends homeowners acquire both Scepter™ SmartControl™ fuel containers for fuel readiness and durable water containers for water needs.

Smart Planning = SmartControl

Having gasoline on hand during a power outage after a storm can help fuel generators and much-needed chain saws and other gas-powered equipment. Crafted with a unique push spout, the rugged SmartControl containers are designed for fast fills without spills.

“People should not wait until a storm is forecast for their immediate area to prepare,” says Marshall. “We’ve all seen the TV footage of stores running out of supplies. Getting a step ahead of the game by purchasing containers right now is critical for people living from Maine down to Florida and over to Texas.”

Available in one-, two- and five-gallon sizes, the SmartControl line includes containers for gasoline, diesel and kerosene. The innovative spout design makes it easy to fuel equipment without losing a single drop. The clean, fast, hassle-free pour helps save gas for where it’s needed by eliminating messy spills. The user-controlled flow valve with its flame mitigation device (FMD) makes it effortless and safe to direct the amount of fuel being dispensed. Homeowners can store SmartControl containers with the spouts on, so hands always stay clean.

Smart Advice: Store Water

To help homeowners prepare for a storm, Scepter also offers a five-gallon BPA-free water container. Filling these with water prior to a storm assures homeowners of clean, fresh water for their own use, plus for their pets.

“Having several five-gallon water containers filled in advance of bad weather is a smart move,” says Marshall. “Homeowners can avoid the purchase of single-use water bottles that are costly at the time of purchase and hurt the environment in the long-run. Durable, reusable Scepter water containers are a reliable way to have large quantities of water available for home use.

“In advance of severe weather, whether it’s a hurricane or a blizzard, it’s always smart to have both fuel and water containers filled up at your home and business. This comes in handy when it’s difficult to navigate roadways and services are down.”

Constructed of durable high-density polyethylene, all Scepter fuel and water containers are North American made and designed to perform, regardless of the conditions.

Recognized by This Old House magazine as a “Top 20 Best New Product of 2019” in the Lawn & Garden category, SmartControl containers are also the recipient of the “Best in Class” Award at the 2018 National Hardware Show. Constructed in the U.S.A. of durable and safe high-density polyethylene, SmartControl containers can be found throughout the U.S. in The Home Depot®, Walmart®, Lowe’s®, AutoZone®, Pep Boys, Target and Northern® Tool + Equipment stores. Visit for more information.

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