Tools and essentials for floods, storms & winter weather

19th Jan 2021

Tools and essentials for floods, storms & winter weather

Storms, floods and snow have all featured in recent weather forecasts and lately it seems like we’ve been hit by every possible sort of bad weather. Sadly, poor weather conditions often cause damage to work sites, property and public spaces. While we hope this doesn’t happened to you, it never hurts to be prepared for the worst, so here is our round up of poor weather essentials to help you should the weather strike again.


For cases of flooding it’s worth investing a submersible pump, these are pumps you can place directly into water in order to drain it. They can be very effective at getting rid of excess water, whether that’s from the home, garden or an inspection pit or ditch. Here at Draper Tools, we offer a wide range of submersible pumps suited for different environments – take a look at the range here.

Fallen Trees

Recent storms have unfortunately seen trees coming down in many parts of the country. Clearing fallen trees can be a tough job, they will often need to be broken down into a more manageable size to be moved and transported. If you’re qualified to operate a chainsaw, take a look at the Draper Tools range of chainsaws and chainsaw safety equipment to help make clearing trees an easier task. There are also log stands and log splitting tools available.

Power Cut Preparation

Storms can also mean power cuts for some us. It’s a good idea to plan ahead for this with a few essentials kept in a safe place. One of the most important items should be a torch. Here at Draper Tools we have a wide range of torches and lighting options to help you out in an emergency. The Draper Expert CREE 1W LED Waterproof Torch is great torch to keep handy, it delivers a 60 lumen strong white 50M beam of light. Its robust ABS plastic, IP66 case provides waterproof and shock-proofing capabilities too, making it an incredibly durable torch for any situation.

Snowed In

Keeping a few essentials in the car could make a big difference if snow does descend. The Draper Tools Folding Steel Shovel is ideal for the boot of the car. Made with a carbon steel serrated blade and a tubular steel handle, it’s powder coated to prevent corrosion and folds away into a handy compact pouch. You can see a range of other tools for snow removal here. 

Cold conditions

Maybe you've started working from home and are feeling the chill at your desk during winter or there are just certain areas of the house that seem chillier than others. A portable space heater can really make a difference, helping you stay warm and cosy. The Draper PTC Electric Space Heater is a compact but powerful heater that's ideal to keep handy for those times when you need a little extra warmth. It could also save the day should your boiler or central heating ever break down and you have a while to wait until it can be fixed.

Should you need any advice on any of the Draper essentials for poor weather, please feel free to leave a comment or contact us. We hope you stay safe and stay warm - here's hoping for better weather soon.

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