Hurricane Season is Rapidly Approaching…
AccuWeather released its hurricane forecast for the upcoming season, predicting that 14-18 named storms would form, of which seven to nine will be hurricanes. The firm said two to four are likely to hit the U.S.
No one should not to wait until a hurricane watch has been issued to begin taking the proper precautions.
- Plan your evacuation route!
- Keep a supply of non-perishable items on hand during hurricane season such as:
- Extra batteries and flashlights
- Candles or lamps with fuel
- Materials and tools for emergency home repairs–such as heavy plastic sheeting, plywood, a hammer, etc.
- Prescription drugs
- A three-day supply of drinking water
- Food that you don’t have to refrigerate or cook
- First aid supplies
- Basic tools
- Take inventory of both your home and your office.
- Take steps to protect your business – Hurricanes take a toll on businesses, too so be prepared. Review and update your emergency business response and continuity plan.
- Keep contact information for employees, suppliers and vendors current so you can check in with them and communicate the next steps for resuming normal business operations.
- Review your business insurance policies in order to understand what’s covered in case a hurricane does hit your area.
How many times since February and March have any of us had to understand and apply this to our lives? We know in our minds that we can’t change what mandates the powers-that-be are demanding of us; and though none of “like” it (Let’s face it, masks aren’t comfortable no matter how pretty-pictured or interestingly-designed they are, and hugs are awesome!)
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