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Start Your Business Prep Plan for the 2021 Hurricane Season

A dark sky is lit up by a bolt of lightning and there is a sign in the foreground that reads hurricane season.Summer can be an amazing time, with longer days and sunshine at last. Unfortunately for businesses in areas like the Atlantic Coast or the Gulf of Mexico, the arrival of June also means hurricane season and the potentially devastating consequences that can bring.

After all, it only takes one severe storm to send an unprepared company into Kansas, only, unlike Dorothy, they won’t have a pair of red slippers to take them home again. Instead, they’ll fall foul to downtime, expensive business repairs, and general health and safety risks that see employee turnover soaring. None of which even a big business will be able to weather. 

To avoid this, it’s vital to enter hurricane season 2021 with emergency planning in place using the following fundamental steps.

Step 1 - Understand your hurricane risk

Ultimately, any business in a high-risk area needs to be forward-thinking where storm damage preparation is concerned, but risk factors can let you know what to expect, and what you can do to help yourself through. Most notably, companies need to keep a close eye on hurricane updates, remembering that, typically, storm severity is worsening each year. In light of a particularly bad season in 2020, that means companies need to get on top well in advance for 2021, using weather reporting alongside a range of specific risk factors, such as –

  • Proximity to water
  • Risks of trees falling on power lines
  • Multiple locations

Step 2 - Evaluate your priorities

Effective storm planning is all about keeping key operational factors safe and using that security to keep the rest of your company running. Obviously, the specifics of these decisions depend on your business, the services offered, etc. but for modern businesses, evaluating priorities typically means considering crucial aspects such as –

  • Keeping employees safe
  • Maintaining connection throughout
  • Protecting physical premises

Step 3 - Create a business continuity plan

Ultimately, the main goal for any business is to continue operating throughout hurricane season and beyond. In an ideal world, this will mean avoiding damage altogether but, realistically, business continuity means planning for ongoing operations even if the worst happens. Specifically, business need to use knowledge of key priorities to implement continuity processes well in advance, such as –

  • Data backups
  • Rerouting business calls
  • Ensuring insurance covers costs
  • Arranging for remote work

Companies also need to make sure that they’re communicating these plans to their staff and customers to create the smoothest possible disaster preparations at all times. 

Let Jarvis Property Restoration take the power out of this hurricane season

With our expert-led pre-disaster planning, our team here at Jarvis Property Restoration can take the power out of every hurricane season, ensuring the emergency planning, disaster recovery, and business continuity that you need to see you through. As one of the country’s largest restoration firms, we’re uniquely poised to apply over 35 years of experience to your processes, bringing your business back for the brink and ensuring that, no matter how bad this hurricane season, it’s not a touch on the power you have in your arsenal.

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