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Weather Products Your Customers Need 

It was a local meteorologist, Rebecca Barry, who helped Hagan Ace Hardware create its hurricane preparedness list with weather products customers need to prepare. Jacob Hagan, director of operations for Hagan Ace Hardware, says Barry’s thoughts and vision gave the operation a huge advantage and insight into creating the list. 

The hurricane preparedness list is posted on social media during National Hurricane Preparedness month in June, and Hagan Ace employees create hurricane preparedness-themed endcaps in each store.

“The endcaps at every store shout, ‘Hurricane preparedness, get it now!’” Hagan says. “We are able to also share with our customers through social media, road signs and in-store signage as a way to help our communities prepare.” 

From hurricanes to blizzards, these are the must-stock weather products to help your customers prepare for extreme weather. 

Hurricanes

  • Bottled water
  • Buckets
  • Caulk
  • Charcoal
  • Coolers
  • Fans
  • Gas cans
  • Lighter fluid
  • Plywood
  • Propane
  • Sealing tape for windows and doors
  • Tarps
  • Tie-down material
  • Tub stopper

Winter Weather

  • Frost blankets
  • Heat lamps and bulbs
  • Ice melt
  • Pipe insulation
  • Snow shovels
  • Water spigot drippers

Flooding

  • Sand bags
  • Sand
  • Fans
  • Storage containers

All Weather

  • Emergency kits
  • Flashlights
  • First aid kits
  • Generators
  • Batteries

About Lindsey Thompson

Lindsey joined the NHPA staff in 2021 as an associate editor for Hardware Retailing magazine. A native of Ohio, Lindsey earned a B.S. in journalism and minors in business and sociology from Ohio University. She loves spending time with her husband, two kids, two cats and one dog, as well as doing DIY projects around the house, going to concerts, boating and cheering on the Cleveland Indians.

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