In August, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) had to raise their predictions for the Atlantic Hurricane Season from 13-19 named storms to 19-25. With two months left in the season and 23 storms in, businesses should remain alert and refresh their emergency plans as needed.
To help you through the rest of the season, our team has put together the Cotton Hurricane Resource Hub with tips on pre-loss planning and how to recover your business after a storm. We’ve also included information about our services and case studies that showcase Cotton Global Disaster Solutions’ full suite of capabilities.
Each section of the Hurricane Resource Hub was designed to help business leaders and property managers with three very important preparedness topics - Make A Plan, Prepare for Disasters, and Have A Trusted Partner.
- Make A Plan
- Design an emergency plan that every employee can easily follow. Where will they go if they’re on the property during a hurricane or tropical storm? How will leadership communicate with their team? Outline and practice these plans throughout the year to ensure all employees know how to react in the face of danger. You should also have a recovery plan in place so that you can quickly get back to business following the event.
For help with building your plan, see the Business Continuity Planning and Recovery Guide on the Hurricane Resource Hub.
- Prepare for Disasters
- To better plan for the unexpected, you should know the risks your property is susceptible to. Are you located in an earthquake-prone region? Do tornadoes often form in your area? Should your coastal property expect a storm surge during hurricane season? Knowing which damages to expect and prepare for will help you identify what steps to take before and after they happen.
To learn more about what to do before and after a storm, see the Helpful Resources section on the Hurricane Resource Hub.
- Have A Trusted Partner
- Knowing who you’ll call to restore and rebuild your commercial property following a storm should be a part of your emergency plan. The faster your designated disaster recovery team is on-site, the faster you’ll be able to reopen your doors to the community and bring in revenue.
Read our case studies on the Hurricane Resource Hub to see how Cotton GDS has helped businesses in the past.
The super active hurricane season, coupled with COVID-19 and wildfires, has reminded us of one important lesson - to always be prepared. When disaster strikes, having a plan that works and a recovery partner you trust will help you recover and move forward more efficiently. Visit the Hurricane Resource Hub online or contact us today to learn more about our disaster recovery services.