“Hurricane Season is here”
This is an important reminder to be prepared during the 2021 hurricane season.
September is historically the worst month for hurricanes in Florida, and we’ve already had one brush, with the hurricane-turned-tropical storm, Elsa, in July. Elsa was the earliest hurricane to form in the Caribbean Sea and is a reminder that these powerful storms can form when we least expect them.
So, as we venture deeper into the 2021 hurricane season, please read over these tips on how to prepare both your business and family in the event of a hurricane.
For your Business
Formulate a disaster continuity plan.
Ask yourself:

How will my business operate if our building is damaged during a storm?
How can my employees work if streets or access to the workplace are closed or blocked?
How can we provide service to our customers following a disaster?
Ensure your property is stored safely and in the event, a storm is coming.
Ask yourself:

Are our facilities, equipment, and property safe?
Have we backed up the data on our hard drives?
Are we in a flood zone?
Are the windows boarded up to help mitigate damage from debris?
Prepare your employees.
Ask yourself:

Do we have the ability to work remotely if the workplace is rendered inaccessible?
How will we communicate in the event of a disaster?
Are my employees and their families personally prepared for the storm?
For your Family
Remember to remind your employees to formulate an emergency plan of their own, with their families, so they can be prepared in the event of a hurricane.

Have emergency food and water supply.
Have an emergency medical supply.
Consider the specific needs of your family.
Ask yourself:

Are we prepared to go days or weeks with our current medical supplies/equipment?
In case of a power outage, how will we be able to power respirators/oxygen/dialysis machines?
Have we prepared for any family members with special dietary needs?
Have an evacuation plan.
Ask yourself:

What roads will we take to get out of the area?
Do we have a backup route in case of road and bridge closures or accesses are blocked?
Does my family know where to meet in case we get separated?