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How to Prepare your Business For a Hurricane

September 5, 2017

We are well into the 2017 Hurricane season. At this time, Hurricane Irma continues to make it’s way closer to Florida. Therefore, it is important to make sure that you, your business and employees are well prepared. Also, keep well informed and in communication with your employees during the hurricane.

“We cannot stop natural disasters but we can arm ourselves with knowledge: so many lives wouldn’t have to be lost if there was enough disaster preparedness.” Petra Nemcova

Bookmark this page for a list of helpful links and tips for Florida Business Owners.

Click Here for a great Emergency Preparedness Checklist for Small Businesses created by FedEx.

Register your business at FLVBEOC  The Florida Virtual Business Emergency Operations Center is a partnership between the Florida Division of Emergency Management and the Center for Disaster Risk Policy at Florida State University.

The Weather Channel

Practicial Tips For Business Owners

Prepare now to ensure your employees will be safe and that your operations, revenue, shareholder value, and brand reputation make it through the hurricane.

“Remember; when disaster strikes, the time to prepare has passed.” Steven Cyros

1) Learn how your local government handles emergencies by contacting your local American Red Cross chapter or local Emergency Management Agency (EMA). Click here if you are in Florida.

2) Assemble a Hurricane Survival Kit NOW!

Prepare now by having a stocked emergency supply kit.

Obtain emergency supplies now to be self-sufficient during the storm and its potentially lengthy aftermath. If you wait until a hurricane is on your doorstep to buy these items, they will be in very short supply or even completely unavailable.

3) Test emergency equipment such as generators and flashlights.

4) Keep personal and company vehicles filled with gas.

5) Take time to review your written emergency preparedness and action plan with your family and employees.

With a comprehensive disaster preparedness plan in place, you can protect your most valuable assets – your people, property and vehicles.

6) Make an evacuation plan if you live in an area vulnerable to storm surge or fresh water flooding. Identify the evacuation route that is best for you and your staff. Have your map, contact information and plan in all of your vehicles.

Making informed decisions and taking responsible actions now will help you to maintain, protect and enhance the value of your personal and business properties.

Erb and Young Insurance are Independent Insurance Agents that work with multiple insurance companies to best meet your insurance needs. Call Erb and Young Insurance to get started today at 321-234-1690.

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