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Summer Storm Preparedness For Your Organization

Written by  PETER P. DUNCANSON

When a summer storm hits, will your business be able to handle it? Nearly 40 percent of small businesses never reopen after a disaster strikes, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). In fact, just a few inches of standing water from a hurricane, tornado, flood, or other disaster could cause tens of thousands of dollars in damage. Ruined electrical equipment, mold growth, destroyed furniture, and damaged hardware and equipment can easily rack up your restoration bill and put your company at increased risk for failure. The potential risk is the reason that having a disaster preparedness plan for your business is so crucial. Ensuring that your company and employees stay protected during a storm can help increase the likelihood that everyone gets back on their feet after an emergency. Find out what kinds of storms for which you should prepare this summer – and how – below. Learn how to