Analysis of past storms has shown us that lack of hurricane awareness and preparation are commonalities among the most devastating events. By knowing where you are vulnerable, and taking swift action to shore up your weak points, your odds of coming out ahead are greatly improved.
A good way to start the process is to download the Tropical Cyclone Preparedness Guide. published by the National Hurricane Center, and easily found on their website.
The National Weather Service is responsible for protecting life and tactile goods by issuing hurricane watches and warnings. It’s important to pay attention to them, but to also note that hurricane devastation comes in other forms, not just at the moment of impact. Storm surge, heavy rain, floods, high winds and tornadoes all have the potential to accompany a hurricane, coming before, after, or during. They can be just as damaging from a fiscal standpoint, and equally deadly, too.
National Hurricane Preparedness Week – 2013, runs from May 26 to June 1st. Use this time to review hurricane readiness plans with your family, employees, and business partners to ensure that this upcoming season is as safe and as sound as it possibly can be. We can not control what mother nature sends our way, but we can thoroughly prepare ourselves against her very worst.