Hurricane Season: Protect and Prepare Your Business

As a hurricane approaches, in addition to protecting the core foundations of your business (staff safety, product continuity, disrupted supply chains, etc.), as a business owner, you should prepare for potential loss of revenue and physical damage to your operations. Here are a few ways you can prepare your business for a faster recovery after a hurricane strike.

1. Check On Your Insurance Policy

There are several types of insurance policies that can support a business. Unfortunately, there is no specific “hurricane” policy. There are, however, business interruption policies, flood insurance, and windstorm insurance. Look carefully over your plan. Some insurance policies have exclusions related to hurricanes. You need to know what will be covered so you can plan. 

2. Protect Your Physical Location

There are ways to minimize the damage by being proactive in preparedness. The five steps from our article on how to Protect Your Home can also be...

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Hurricane Season: Protecting Your Home

In our previous blog, Sheltering in Place, we covered how to prepare quickly to shelter in place during a hurricane. This article will give you five steps to take to prepare your home in advance to minimize damage


Step 1: Seal and Protect All Doors and Windows

Sealing and protecting all doors and windows is one of the most critical steps to take before a hurricane arrives. You will want to inspect each window and check for air leaks. One way to do this is by using a candle - check out more tips in this article, How to Seal Windows (DIY Network).  Also, be sure to close and lock all openings before boarding and reinforcing. This is a simple step but is often overlooked during last-minute preparations. To protect your windows, you can use plywood, hurricane film, high impact glass, or shutters. Check out how to do this yourself in this clip from ABC Action News ahead of 2017’s Hurricane Irma.

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