Hurricane Preparedness Plan for Businesses 2020
Regardless of the chaos ensuing in 2020, putting together a hurricane preparedness plan for businesses should remain a priority. While the coronavirus pandemic has undoubtedly pushed people to their breaking point, business owners in Florida also face another lurking danger. With an increase in hurricane activity expected this year, businesses need to be in high alert to ensure they’re prepared for any disaster.
The AAFM team consists of professionals capable of providing every business a hurricane preparedness plan to protect the company and bring peace of mind to owners and employees.
What to Know About Hurricane Season
Many people don’t realize hurricane season lasts for six months, starting in June and extending through November. The last official day for hurricane season in the Atlantic Ocean is November 30th. This season is currently ramping up to be one of the worst hurricane seasons that residents on the Atlantic coast have seen in over 100 years.
Officials from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predict a 60% chance of an above-normal season. With the dire forecast, now is the ideal time for business owners to prepare for the storms that are likely to arrive in the next few months.
Benefits of Having a Preparedness Plan for Your Business
There are tremendous advantages to planning for a hurricane long before the storm develops. First and foremost, you can protect yourself, your team, and your customers from any potential harm by creating an initial plan. If you have a system in place that alerts your staff and clients of the business’ closure due to the approaching storm, this action allows people to stay home, gather supplies, and fortify their residence.
Additionally, a hurricane plan allows you to take steps to protect your physical business structure. Although you may not be able to safeguard your business from howling winds, you can move merchandise either out of the building or placed on higher shelves so that you don’t lose additional revenue in ruined inventory.
Understanding the Risk of Hurricane Season
You cannot adequately prepare your business for hurricane season if you wait until a hurricane develops and begins to make its way toward the Florida coast to start preparing. Although you can always hope for the best, hurricanes tend to produce devastating outcomes. You should take every precaution you can beforehand to avoid losing everything you have worked so hard to build.
Developing a Plan
When formulating how to prepare a business for a hurricane, there are many aspects to consider, including the building, merchandise, customers, and employees. For instance, you should always ensure you have a way to reach every member of your team before the storm hits so you can notify them if they should come in or not.
Additionally, you should take certain precautions when it comes to protecting your business property from harm. Boarding up windows or placing sandbags at doors are examples of actions you can conduct in the days before the storm makes landfall.
Let AAFM Help
The experts at AAFM understand the stress and uncertainty that business owners go through during hurricane season. However, those worries can be mitigated if you create a hurricane preparedness plan for businesses. We work hand-in-hand with you to craft a customized plan for your particular business to ensure you’re not caught off guard when a hurricane approaches. Please give us a call today at (855) 347-1613 for more information or a free quote.