Portable Sanitation Equipment for Hurricane Disaster Recovery
Hurricanes — also known as tropical cyclones — are dangerous, destructive weather events whose areas of devastation can range from several hundred to more than a thousand miles. In the U.S., hurricanes typically occur in “hurricane season,” a six-month period that runs from June 1st to November 30th. According to the National Hurricane Center, an average Atlantic hurricane season includes 14 named storms, 7 hurricanes, and 3 major hurricanes (defined as hurricanes exceeding Category 3 in severity).
Hurricanes cause destruction, and losses that can range into the billions of dollars. For example, Hurricane Katrina, in 2005, and Hurricane Harvey, in 2017, each caused about $125 billion in damage in Louisiana and Texas.
While the U.S. states considered most at risk of hurricane damage are in the South and Southeast, destructive hurricanes have also occurred in northern states. This means that even if your area is not a frequent target of hurricanes, you should be ready for them and have a recovery plan in place well in advance – just in case.
To learn more, call our Contact Center Team at 1.800.TOILETS to help you determine the best solutions to fit your disaster emergency preparedness plan. You can also request a quote online here.
Health, Hygiene, and Sanitation Concerns After a Hurricane
Beyond the property damage caused by hurricanes, disease outbreaks can occur in the aftermath as survivors crowd shelter areas, drink contaminated water, or are exposed to it.
Portable sanitation equipment such as portable sinks, hand washing stations, shower trailers, and portable toilets can play a vital role in the aftermath of a hurricane by improving sanitation and hygiene, as well as providing some measure of comfort for first responders and hurricane victims.
USS is Ready
USS has locations coast-to-coast across the United States with an extensive inventory of emergency portable toilet and restroom trailer units that can be delivered to a hurricane-affected area anywhere in the continental U.S. within 24 hours.
We have in-depth experience responding to emergencies and have what it takes to efficiently coordinate with federal, state, and local authorities charged with hurricane recovery efforts.
While coordinating with us before a hurricane arrives isn’t always an option, when you receive warning, we are here to help make sure your needs are met. Contact us as soon as possible so we can design a comprehensive advance emergency relief plan and ensure we are as efficient and prepared to respond to you as quickly possible.
To discuss your emergency portable toilet needs contact one of our experts at 1-800-TOILETS.
Portable Sanitation Equipment Useful in Hurricane Recovery
United Site Services offers the following portable emergency equipment suitable for use in the aftermath of a hurricane:
- Standard Restrooms
- Portable Sinks
- 3 Compartment Hot-Cold Sink
- 24-Foot Shower Trailer
- 32-Foot Shower Trailer
- 53-Foot Shower Trailer
- ADA Series Portable Restroom Trailers
USS also provides temporary fence solutions, which can be useful in the aftermath of a hurricane for restricting access to destroyed or damaged property, which can protect both the property and the public.
Helpful Links for Disaster Relief & Emergencies:
National Hurricane Center
National Weather Service
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Department of Homeland Security
American Red Cross
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What our customers are saying...
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Got a hold of me right away, listened to what I needed and got me what I needed. Understood my budget and got me the toilets at a very reasonable price. The staff in the San Jose office were very nice and easy to deal with.
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