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July/Aug  Volume 29, Number 4        

Hurricane Preparation Tips

Hurricanes Harvey, Maria and Irma all had substantial effects on the U.S. and Caribbean in 2017 and are among the top five costliest hurricanes on record, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC). The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is forecasting a similarly active hurricane season for 2018.

Now is the time to take steps to prepare. Here are some tips on how to protect the more vulnerable aspects of your property:

Roofs. Before the wet season starts, take the opportunity to evaluate your roofs. Ensure roofs are securely attached to the structure and secure or replace any loose or missing shingles. Large, flat roofs can collect water: ensure any sealants are intact.

Windows and Doors. Windows and doors can allow wind to enter and are your building’s most vulnerable areas. Checking structures on a regular basis to ensure they are in proper repair and meet current codes can help you prevent major damage.

Emergency Procedures. Does your business have an evacuation plan? A plan for maintaining skeleton crew operations in an emergency? A plan to move operations offsite if needed? If not, please contact us for some suggestions on the things you’ll need to consider.

Business Interruption. You will also want to ensure your business has enough business income coverage to weather a loss in income due to damage from windstorm, hail or other covered causes.

For more information on preparing your business for weather-related challenges, please contact us.

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Hurricane Preparation Tips



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