Flex Seal Helps With Disaster Relief Efforts

This blog was written by an in-house contributor. All photos were taken by Reed Timmer.

Damage from hurricanes, tornadoes, and flooding affects thousands of people across the United States each year. These severe weather disasters often cause the need for extensive clean-up and rebuilding efforts. It can sometimes take years for communities to recover due to immense damage, with many residents displaced from their homes and in desperate need of supplies.

In the aftermath of such tragedies, those impacted rely heavily on help and donations from others to get back on their feet. Most recently, we collaborated with Reed Timmer, Extreme Meteorologist, Storm Chaser and Flex Seal Ambassador, to help provide relief after the widespread flash flooding in Eastern Kentucky.

“I’ve been chasing storms for 25 years and this, by far, is the absolute worst damage I've ever seen from a flash flood,” Timmer said. “My heart goes out to the people here in Eastern Kentucky. They need all the help they can get out here…it’s going to take years to recover from something like this.”

Once Timmer and the Flex Seal team saw the impact of these floods, they quickly joined forces to help. After some planning, the Flex Seal relief team got the truck and trailer ready and made the 14-hour drive up to Kentucky to join Timmer.

“I was surprised how quickly they worked to get up here,” said Timmer. “The Flex Seal crew was on the road to Kentucky in a matter of hours.”

As the Flex Seal team headed towards Kentucky, Timmer asked local fans interested in helping to meet at a Walmart where emergency supplies were being gathered. Several fans showed up to volunteer and donate.

“It’s always so amazing to see the kindness and generosity of others,” Timmer said.

“These are everyday people who want to help make a difference, and I can’t thank them enough for all their donations.”

The emergency supplies and donations included food, water, pet food, and dry clothing. Once everything was packed, Timmer and the team delivered the items to a central donation drop-off zone near Hazard, Kentucky.

The Flex Seal team and volunteers load donations into the truck. Photo by Flex Seal Studios.

“I’m so thankful for everyone who donated, volunteered, or spread the word,” said Timmer. “Thousands of people will be helped due to the generosity of Flex Seal, Kentucky residents, and supporters across the United States.”

For more information on donating to the Kentucky Flood Relief fund, click here.

By Paula Falcon

Paula is an Associate Editor at The Flex Seal Family of Products, where she focuses on writing and editing articles for the company’s blog.

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