Hurricane Disaster Tips

๐™„๐™จ ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง ๐™—๐™ช๐™จ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™š๐™จ๐™จ ๐™ง๐™š๐™–๐™™๐™ฎ ๐™›๐™ค๐™ง ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ƒ๐™ช๐™ง๐™ง๐™ž๐™˜๐™–๐™ฃ๐™š ๐™Ž๐™š๐™–๐™จ๐™ค๐™ฃ?

The Hurricane season is upon us; therefore, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry has developed this hurricane preparedness tips, with the anticipation that it will help you minimizing the impact it can have on the operation of your business, employees, and community by extension.

A Business Continuity Plan (BCP) outlines the procedures your business should follow in the event of an emergency or natural disaster like a hurricane. It includes backup plans for your organizationโ€™s technology, business procedures, human resources, and other resources.

๐Ÿญ. ๐——๐—˜๐—ฉ๐—˜๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—ฃ ๐—” ๐—ฃ๐—Ÿ๐—”๐—ก

Develop a comprehensive business continuity plan. A business continuity plan should include information on how to maintain operations, manage risk, and keep customers and employees safe during a hurricane.

๐Ÿฎ. ๐—ฆ๐—˜๐—–๐—จ๐—ฅ๐—˜ ๐—ฃ๐—›๐—ฌ๐—ฆ๐—œ๐—–๐—”๐—Ÿ ๐——๐—ข๐—–๐—จ๐— ๐—˜๐—ก๐—ง๐—ฆ

Secure your physical assets. Secure important assets such as documents, cash registers, computers, and other equipment by moving them to higher ground or by storing them in a hurricane-proof building.

๐Ÿฏ. ๐—ฃ๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—ฃ๐—”๐—ฅ๐—˜ ๐—˜๐— ๐—ฃ๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—ฌ๐—˜๐—˜(๐—ฆ)

Prepare your employees. Make sure your employees understand what to do in the event of a hurricane. Provide them with training on how to properly secure the building and equipment and how to respond to an emergency.

๐Ÿฐ. ๐—ฆ๐—˜๐—–๐—จ๐—ฅ๐—˜ ๐—™๐—œ๐—ก๐—”๐—ก๐—–๐—œ๐—”๐—Ÿ ๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—ข๐—จ๐—ฅ๐—–๐—˜๐—ฆ

Make sure you have enough cash flow to cover intermediate operations. Have alternative financing options in place to cover any losses.

๐Ÿฑ. ๐—œ๐—ก๐—ฆ๐—จ๐—ฅ๐—”๐—ก๐—–๐—˜ ๐—–๐—ข๐—ฉ๐—˜๐—ฅ๐—”๐—š๐—˜

Consider insurance. Make sure you have adequate insurance coverage for your business in the event of a hurricane. This coverage should include your property and goods.

๐Ÿฒ. ๐—œ๐—ก๐—™๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—  ๐—–๐—จ๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—ข๐— ๐—˜๐—ฅ๐—ฆ/๐—ฉ๐—˜๐—ก๐——๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—ฆ

Communicate with customers and vendors. Make sure your customers and vendors know how your business has been impacted by the hurricane and how you will be responding.

๐Ÿณ. ๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—”๐—ฌ ๐—œ๐—ก๐—™๐—ข๐—ฅ๐— ๐—˜๐——

Monitor the news. Keep an ear and eye on the official news sources for updates on the hurricane and other weather-related events that may affect your business.

๐Ÿด. ๐—™๐—œ๐—ฅ๐—ฆ๐—ง ๐—”๐—œ๐—— ๐—ง๐—ฅ๐—”๐—œ๐—ก๐—œ๐—ก๐—š

If possible, ensure at least one member of your business receives First Aid Training to assist in the event of emergencies.

๐Ÿต. ๐—ฃ๐—Ÿ๐—”๐—ก ๐—ง๐—ข ๐—ฅ๐—˜-๐—ข๐—ฃ๐—˜๐—ก

Have a plan to reopen โ€“ This involves:

o Assess the Damage
o Create a Restoration Plan
o Contact Insurance Providers
o Reestablish Connectivity and Data
o Re-open

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