Time spent preparing your business for hurricane season is time well spent
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), hurricanes cause billions of dollars in damage and economic hardship each year. The larger the storm, the harder the emotional, physical, and structural recovery is, even for the more steadfast community.
A hurricane’s high winds, storm surge, and heavy rains cause devastating flooding, property damage, and utility outages. The US Department of Labor Statistics reports that over 40% of businesses that experience a disaster never reopen.
You can never fully know what impact a hurricane will have, but you reduce some of the challenges by planning ahead. Keeping an eye out for emergency alerts, developing a business recovery plan, readying your facility for damage, and communicating with your employees are proactive ways to reduce the burden.