GeneratorWith Hurricane season approaching, it is important to make sure your business and family are prepared. It is not uncommon for people to find them themselves unprepared when disaster strikes.

United Tool and Fastener carries all the supplies necessary for the upcoming storm and hurricane season and some you might not realize you need.

The professionals at UTF compiled a comprehensive checklist of supplies you will want as you prepare for summer and hurricane season.


Generators are a necessity, and one you will only realize you need after you’ve lost power and there’s no timeline for when it will return. Many get their first introduction to portable generators when they need emergency power. During a power outage, portable generators make sure the most important items are up and running.

UTF offers Generac generators for the power you need when everyone around you has lost theirs.
Portable generators are easy to operate in an emergency. Just add fuel, start the engine, and run extension cords to your most essential items.

Some (but not all) generators UTF offers include the GP6500E and GP5500.

The GP5500 and GP6500E generators have enough power for emergency use, when you’re not using them for outdoor recreation or other projects. These generators comprise:

OHV Engine: Generac's OHV engine with splash lubrication provides a long engine life.

Large Fuel Tank: Large-capacity steel fuel tank with incorporated fuel gauge provides durability and extended run times.

Low-Oil Shutdown: Low-oil level shutdown automatically safeguards the engine from damage.

Hour Meter: Hour meter tracks maintenance intervals

Durable Steel Frame: Hardened 1 ¼-in steel tube cradle for added durability and strength.

Fold-Down Handle: Fold-down, locking handle for sturdy portability and compact storage.

Never-Flat Wheels: Heavy-duty, never-flat wheels for reliable portability.

Environmentally Friendly: CSA and CARB Certified.

Additional storm/hurricane supplies UTF professionals recommend include:

•  Water

•  DeWalt Cordless Chainsaw/ DCCS670XI

•  Lights (flashlights, tripods, and cordless lights)

•  Wet/Dry Vacuums.  UTF carries ShopVac and DeWalt wet/dry vacuums

•  Extension cords

•  Fans

•  DeWalt DCB1800B 1800 Watt Portable Power Station and Simultaneous Battery Charger

•  Alkaline batteries for flashlights

•  DeWalt Cordless Blowers/ DCBL 770B 60V Max and DCBL 790 40V Max

•  Water Pumps/ REED Pump Stick™ Cordless Water Pumps

To buy or learn more about the various storm-preparedness products UTF sells, contact a United Tool and Fastener showroom in Houston at 713-692-2323; in San Antonio at 210-495-8665; or in College Station at 979-731-8665.