KOHLER, Wis.--(Kohler® Generators, a premium manufacturer and marketer of world- class generators and automatic transfer switches, and the Great Hurricane Blowout, a hurricane preparedness campaign by the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH®), are challenging families to turn off their power for the evening of September 16, 2012 and “test drive” their emergency kits while preparing a meal without electricity. Participants may also submit their best power-loss recipes as part of the “Dine in the Dark” sweepstakes to win a stay at The American Club Resort Hotel in Kohler, Wis., the only Forbes Five-Star Resort Hotel in Wisconsin and the Midwest’s only AAA Five Diamond Resort Hotel.)--
“This contest brings to light, in a fun, engaging way, the need for families to prepare for hurricane season and other weather-related emergencies throughout the year”
“This contest brings to light, in a fun, engaging way, the need for families to prepare for hurricane season and other weather-related emergencies throughout the year,” said Melanie Tydrich, senior channel manager of residential/light commercial generator products at Kohler Co. “Having a plan that includes an emergency kit containing non-perishable foods and recipes using a power-free cooking source offers the best protection for your family during a post-emergency power outage.”
The grand prize winner will receive an overnight stay for two at The American Club Resort in Kohler, Wis., including one spa treatment for each person at the Five-Star Kohler Waters Spa and two dinners for two during the winner’s stay, plus a cash allowance for travel to and from Kohler. The Dine in the Dark sweepstakes ends November 15, 2012. To enter, and for contest rules, visit www.greathurricaneblowout.org/prepare_dine.php and click on the “Dine in the Dark” banner.
To learn more about simple tips to prepare your family for weather emergencies, visit www.greathurricaneblowout.org.
Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH®), a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, is the country’s leading consumer advocate for strengthening homes and safeguarding families from natural and manmade disasters. FLASH collaborates with more than 100 innovative and diverse partners that share its vision of making America a more disaster-resistant nation including: BASF, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Florida Division of Emergency Management, The Home Depot®, International Code Council®, Kohler Power Systems, National Weather Service, RenaissanceRe, Simpson Strong-Tie®, State Farm®, USAA® and WeatherPredict Consulting Inc. In 2008, FLASH opened the interactive weather experience StormStruck: A Tale of Two Homes® in Lake Buena Vista, FL. Learn more about FLASH and gain access to its free consumer resources by visiting www.flash.org or calling (877) 221-SAFE (7233). Also, get timely safety tips to ensure that you and your family are always well protected from natural and manmade disasters by subscribing to the FLASH blog – Protect Your Home in a FLASH.
About Kohler Power Systems
Kohler Power Systems is a division of Kohler Co., and provides complete power systems, including generators (residential, industrial and marine), automatic transfer switches, switchgear, monitoring controls, and accessories for emergency, prime power and energy-management applications. Kohler Power Systems has delivered energy solutions for markets worldwide since 1920. For more information on home/light commercial generators, individuals can visit www.kohlersmartpower.com or www.facebook.com/kohlergenerators.
About Kohler Co.
Founded in 1873 and headquartered in Kohler, Wis., Kohler Co. is one of America’s oldest and largest privately held companies. KOHLER is a global leader in the manufacture of kitchen and bath products, engines and power generation systems, tile and home interiors, and an international host to award-winning hospitality and world-class golf destinations.