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Hurricane preparedness for businesses: Last-minute steps and long-term disaster recovery plans

The most important thing you can do for your business when a hurricane is days away from landfall is evacuate. When faced with storm surges, torrential rains, and 100+ mph winds, the best advice is to get yourself, your family, and your employees as far away from the path of the storm as possible.

Ideally, hurricane preparedness for businesses should start months ahead of time, long before hurricane season even arrives.  For business-critical employees, it is important that you have access to alternate workplace facilities, ideally one that you have contracted for ahead of time in preparation for this type of situation.

But there are several things every business can do even if you haven’t fully prepared for the worst-case scenario.