Monitor weather reports closely and follow the orders of local authorities regarding evacuation

Store computers, business records and other important items in a safe area on upper levels and away from windows

Where possible, place storm shutters on windows and protect doors

Plan ahead by consulting with a disaster recovery company regarding business continuance and recovery of property


If remaining on property take shelter in a secure area with no windows above sea level

Listen to emergency broadcast stations for instructions and remain in shelter until storm winds have subsided


Wait until the all-clear has been given by building management or emergency services before reentering the area or property

If necessary, secure the facility to prevent looting

Shut off all gas

Engage a full-service disaster recovery firm to assess the damage, develop a scope of work, liaise with insurers and carry out necessary services.