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When we think of June 1, we fondly think of warm days and cool nights, budding spring flowers, fresh cut grass but we should not forget that it also means the start of the Atlantic Hurricane season.
According to the National Hurricane Center, the 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season was ranked as the third busiest with 21 named storms. The only two busier seasons were 2020 with 30 named storms and 2005 with 27 named storms. Meteorological forecasts for the 2022 Hurricane Season are once again predicting an above average season with between 14 and 21 named storms.
If you live or work someplace along the US Atlantic Coast, Gulf Coast or the Caribbean and you have not started preparing for hurricane season, time is quickly running out as the first named storm, Alex, ushered in the new season with an appearance in Florida earlier this month.
Whether for personal or business use, everyone should have a hurricane response plan developed and reviewed every year. What should your plan include? Some items to include in your plan are:
Emergency Supply Kit
Emergency Contact List for vendors, utilities, employees, etc.
Procedures for monitoring weather forecast and local evacuation orders
Procedures for inventorying possessions via photographs or video
Procedures for securing the building, equipment, furniture, boats/yachts
Routine maintenance of roof and storm drains
Flood prevention procedures and equipment, depending on your exposure
Procedures for safely shutting down equipment, fuel supplies, utilities
Insurance policy information and important claim contact information
For more detailed information about how to prepare for hurricane season, you can:
Register for our Hurricane Preparedness webinar on June 22, 2022 at 2pm EDT.
The contents of this article are for general informational purposes only and Risk Strategies Company makes no representation or warranty of any kind, express or implied, regarding the accuracy or completeness of any information contained herein. Any recommendations contained herein are intended to provide insight based on currently available information for consideration and should be vetted against applicable legal and business needs before application to a specific client.