CMC Government Supply Provides Government and Individuals with Supplies for Hurricane Preparedness

The week of May 24-30 is Hurricane Preparedness Week. This is the perfect time to check your preparedness supplies in case of hurricane or tropical storm weather. A good start is to visit Another great resource is CMC Government Supply.

CMC Government Supply has an extensive supply of hurricane preparedness products. In emergencies such as hurricanes, tropical storms or typhoons, help may not arrive for hours to days. A comprehensive disaster kit can make dealing with emergencies such as hurricanes, much safer.

hurricaneprepOne of the most important things to do is prevent fires from ruptured gas lines. CMC Government Supply offers the On Duty 4 in 1 Emergency Tool that can shut off gas lines, water meters, as well as an integrated pry bar and rubbish claw. This lightweight all in one tool is rust and spark proof, and at 11 inches high by 5 ½ inches deep, small enough to fit in an emergency pack or trunk of a vehicle. Used by firefighters and response teams throughout the U.S., it features an innovative design for maximum leverage on gas shut off valves and water meters. The built in pry bar makes getting into damaged areas faster and the rubbish claw clears away debris when other tools may not be available. The 4 in 1 Emergency Tool is available on GSA Advantage, GSA Coop and BuyBoard contract buyers. It is available to individual purchasers as well to supplement their emergency preparedness supplies.

During a hurricane, electrical power is usually interrupted. Important items to have on hand are Cyalume Emergency SnapLights, available through CMC Government Supply using GSA Advantage, BuyBoard or online. These 6 inch light sources are safe to store and easy to use. They provide 360 degrees of bright light and last for up to 12 hours. They produce no heat or flame, and are available in a variety of colors. Made in the USA, they are sealed in a moisture resistant package, so they can be easily stored in case of emergency.

Another lighting option is the Streamlight The Seige Lantern. This rugged, cordless, battery operated lantern provides 360 degrees of soft lighting that covers a large area. They can stand upright, or be hung in the air using the integrated D ring. They incorporate a battery level indicator that changes from green to yellow to red to indicate battery life. Available with two color settings, the white setting uses 4 LED’s to provide 33 to 340 lumens and a battery life of 30 to 295 hours, depending on brightness setting.  Switch to the red setting to preserve night vision or for emergency signaling. This setting provides 10 lumens of light and lasts between 235 to 430 hours.

In hurricane prone areas, having an emergency bag or “go bag” can be a lifesaver. CMC has a wide selection of bags and duffles that can be used to make a disaster kit. The Emergency Red Duffle Bag is perfect for building your emergency kit or “bug out” bag. It’s made with 600 denier polyester, has a large zippered top and two end compartments. It measures 17” wide by 10” high by 9” deep and comes in solid red with a shoulder strap.

Things to consider putting in an emergency bag include:

  • First Aid Kits from SAS Safety come in both 81 piece and 242 piece sizes, and are small enough to be kept in the vehicle, home or office.
  • Emergency Survival Blankets are useful for retaining heat in emergency situations.
  • SAS Safety N95 Premium Particulate Respirator Face Masks are an excellent choice for respiratory protection during rescue operations. They are NIOSH approved and provide a 95% filter efficiency protection against solid and non-oil particulates.
  • Emergency whistles or signaling devices are invaluable. CMC recommends the Chums Safety Orange Rescue Whistle that features a two chamber, pea-less design that is lightweight and built to last. They work either wet or dry, and come with a split ring for attaching to a key ring.

In hurricane danger zones, it’s also a good idea to have a supply of food and water in case conditions prevent travel and normal supply routes are interrupted. HeaterMeals 3 Self Heating Meals have a 3 year shelf life. The ¾ pound entree with snacks and beverage mix is packaged for easy storage and are great for disaster supplies or food reserves. The self-heating technology uses no flames, is biodegradable, and non-toxic. Made in the USA, these ready-to-eat meals are 50% larger than military MRE’s. For situations requiring longer storage, the HeaterMeals EX Entrees have the same features, but a longer shelf life, up to 5 years, non-refrigerated.

“CMC Government Supply has an extensive selection of supplies for hurricanes and severe weather events,” states Debby Parker, Vice President of CMC Government Supply. “Even inland areas can be affected by hurricanes, so having a ready to go kit of emergency supplies is essential. Hurricane Preparedness Week is the perfect time to review your emergency supplies.”

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CMC Government Supply Offers GSA Contract Pricing on Emergency Lights and Tough Tactical Gear and Clothing

CMC Government Supply offers a wide variety of gear, equipment, and accessories that public servants use to do their tasks more effectively and safely. Qualifying purchasing agencies and departments can purchase from CMC Government Supply, taking advantage of GSA Schedule 84 Contract pricing and simplicity. Plus, the fiscal year end is the perfect time to stock up on needed supplies for next year.

Light up critical situations with SnapLight Light Sticks from Cyalume Technologies. These lights are non-toxic, waterproof, and buoyant. Because they are non-flammable and don’t produce heat, they are perfect for use around flammable vapors and liquids. Only six inches long, the Light Sticks are available in six colors and stay bright for up to 12 hours. They are lightweight and easy to pack which makes them the smart emergency lighting solution to have on the go.

Mesa Tactical’s Telescoping Recoil Stock Kit for the Remington 870 is one of the most popular products among law enforcement officers who need weapons compact enough for storage and comfortable enough to shoot. CMC customers say the kit is easy to install, stands up to rough handling, and greatly reduces recoil from even the heaviest buckshot and slugs. The stock kit and many more Mesa Tactical products are available on CMC Government Supply’s GSA Schedule 84 Contract.

Another popular CMC Government Supply item has been Vertx tactical lightweight pants. These cotton blend pants stretch for comfort in the field, where the articulated knees and slim fit allow full range of motion, and they look good enough to blend in at the office. A concealed zipper pocket keeps items from falling out as does a rear pocket credential flap.

It’s not too early to think about jackets as autumn is just around the corner. The 8840 Integrity Jacket and 8300 Storm Smock made by Vertx are comfortable and useful additions to any uniform. The jacket is wind- and rain-resistant and serves as a midweight base layer. When the weather turns nasty, the Storm Smock is perfect as a lightweight and durable breathable rain jacket. Learn more about these Vertx products at

Stocking up on needed GSA products is a great use of departments’ funds at the end of the fiscal year as well as preparing for the new year. Find more information about these and other products on CMC Government Supply’s website at