Hurricanes generate a series of threats to lives and property. The most obvious is the threat posed to buildings, equipment, and people by the high winds which characterize such storms.
This checklist will help you prepare for a hurricane's effect on your business, employees, and community by highlighting activities you should undertake before, during, and following the event. When a hurricane watch or warning is issued, use the time available to begin taking the following steps. Read more about Hurricane Preparedness for the Business Community (PDF)
Before the Storm
Have a Family Plan
Does your family know what to do before, during and after a storm?
Do you have your emergency supplies on hand?
Do you have material on-hand to board up your doors and windows?
Do you have dead or weak branches which need to be trimmed?
Where will you go if asked to evacuate?
If there is a mandatory evacuation, do you know your route?