6 Things to do Today to Prepare for a Hurricane Tomorrow
The heart of hurricane season is officially upon us. This six-month period, primarily in August and September, puts the Atlantic seaboard – and much of the East coast – directly in nature’s cross-hairs. The question isn’t whether or not storms will form. It’s will your business be ready should one strike?
Start buying in bulk now. Ideal items to stock up on include water, rope, plastic sheathing, and any other personal protective equipment you may need.
Perform a sweep of your property’s exterior. If anything looks like it needs to be fixed (shingles, roofing, etc.), get it resolved ASAP.
Trim tree limbs that are near or touching the building.
Find out if your business is in an evacuation zone and what to do if you are.
Consider purchasing a portable generator if you haven’t already.
Go over any emergency preparedness plans to ensure they are up to date and understood by the entire team:
· Do you have an emergency contact list, including key vendors and local authorities?
· Do you have an up-to-date list of all building staff including their full name, phone numbers and assigned calling sequence?
· Have you established communication protocols during an emergency?
· Have you confirmed evacuation procedures and planned to account for staff after an evacuation?
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