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Is Your Business Prepared for a Natural Disaster?

The 2023 Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30.
The areas covered include the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea.

The National Weather Service defines a hurricane as a "tropical cyclone with maximum sustained winds of 74 mph (64 knots) or higher."

Hurricanes are rated according to intensity of sustained winds on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.
The 1-5 scale estimates potential property damage.

A Category 3 or higher is considered a major hurricane.

The National Hurricane Center advises preparedness. National Hurricane Preparedness Week is April 30-May 6, 2023.

A hurricane watch indicates the possibility that a region could experience hurricane conditions within 48 hours.

A hurricane warning indicates that sustained winds of at least 74 mph are expected within 36 hours.

The Colorado State University Tropical Meteorology Project team predicts an "above-average" Atlantic hurricane season.
The team forecasts 18 named storms, including nine hurricanes, four of which will be major hurricanes.

Now is the time to prepare your business for the upcoming hurricane season.
For further disaster preparedness resources visit the NAHB Disaster Resources Toolkit & view the files and sites below.

Hurricane Preparedness Checklist.pdf

Construction Site Hurricane Protection Guide

US Department Of Labor Hurricane Preparedness and Response

Hurricane Action Plan

EPA Hurricane Preparedness 

City of Palm Coast Emergency Management 

Hurricane Preparedness: Determine Your Risk. Hurricanes bring many hazards to U.S. coastlines and inland areas, including storm surge along the coast, inland flooding due to heavy rainfall, tornadoes, strong wind, rip currents and large waves.Hurricane Preparedness: Assemble Disaster Supplies. Make a list of supplies and assemble them before hurricane season begins. Have enough food and water for each person for at least three days. Fill your prescriptions and have medicine on hand. Radios, batteries and phone chargers are also must-haves. Gas up your vehicle and have cash on hand.  
Hurricane Preparedness: Get An Insurance Checkup. Check in with your insurance agency before hurricane season. Remember that flood insurance must be obtained separately. Prepared your home and vehicles according to your policy. Know where your insurance documents are located and take them with you if evacuation. Visit for more.Hurricane Preparedness: Strengthen Your Home. There's a lot you can do around your home to help protect it from hurricane winds. Before hurricane season, trim trees on your property and get approved window coverings. Ahead of storms, collect loose outdoor items, secure all doors on your property, and a find a safe location for your vehicle.  
 Hurricane Preparedness: Develop An Evacuation Plan. Find out today if you live in a hurricane evacuation zone and identify trusted sources for receiving evacuation orders. Plan for multiple options on where to go and how to get there. Have a go bag for supplies and a plan for your pets. Be prepared to leave immediately if ordered to evacuate.Hurricane Preparedness: Complete A Written Hurricane Plan. Writing down your hurricane plan will help you avoid mistakes during an emergency, and ensure everyone in your home is prepared for the storm. Have a list of essential contacts, including outside the potential impact area. Review and practice your plan with your family and friends.


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