After many quiet years of minor tropical storms, 2017 is shaping up to be one of the most destructive years in recent memory.
Without much delay after the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma is already a Category 5 storm with a path projected to impact Florida and potentially the Gulf or East Coasts. Unfortunately, the bad news only gets worse as September has historically been the most active month for hurricanes and Tropical Storm Jose has already developed in the Eastern Atlantic.
Unlike tornadoes, earthquakes, and flash floods, hurricane forecasts allow individuals in affected areas more time to evacuate or take shelter.
As a business owner, the option to evacuate may never enter your mind, as you are completely focused on the well-being of your business. However, if you are in a susceptible area, not knowing how to prepare for a hurricane could spell major trouble for both you and your operations.
At least that’s what you should be preparing for when the official Atlantic hurricane season begins on June 1 and continues through November 30.
As advanced as technology has become, you’ve probably noticed that even a 24-hour forecast can fail from time to time. Naturally, you can imagine that predicting hurricanes for the next six months is no small feat.
Regardless of forecast accuracy, knowing how to prepare for a hurricane that brings its worst will leave you much better off, even if major storms never occur.
Stay on the lookout for the fourth installment of the Secure Business Series video, coming out in early August. This animated short delivers an overview of disaster preparedness and the three phases every business-owner should be familiar with: planning for before, safety during and recovery after the storm.
Maximize your loss prevention efforts by viewing the first three videos in the series before the latest one is released: