As early as last Saturday, disaster relief tents were being contracted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency in anticipation of the effect of Hurricane Isaac making landfall. Tent rental companies around the county are monitoring their inventory in anticipation of calls to respond to the effects of the Category 1 Hurricane.
Fellow member of the IFAI Tent Rental Division, EVENTSTAR, got a call early in the process. Based in Miami, the company was already putting stakes in the ground Monday in Florida, as they setup support tents required to support the thousands of utility crews and trucks that had already converged on Florida from all over the country.
Florida Power and Light reported to the Wall Street Journal they contracted to bring in over 2500 utility trucks with 5000 crews from PA, WY, and TX to respond to Florida’s anticipated power outages. Over a thousand of those trucks could be seen at the Daytona Speedway over the weekend.
Event Central also sells large structures, tents, tables, chairs and other equipment that can be used as emergency shelters, warehousing, or for disaster relief.
- Check out this listing for several 18 Meter (59 Feet) wide HTS structures currently available.
- Check out this listing for a 80′ x 120′ Twin Center Pole Euro Tent complete and ready to install
- Check out this listing for several 60′ Anchor Century Tension Structures currently available.
- Call for information on tables, chairs, fans, etc.