What Every Business Owner Needs to Know Before a Hurricane Strikes

June 11, 2024

June 1 – November 30

2024 is expected to bring an aggressive hurricane season, with severe storms capable of causing catastrophic damage and devastation. Ensure the safety and security of your organization and property by having a comprehensive plan in place.

Before the Storm

  • Print copies of emergency phone numbers, insurance cards and IDs, placing them in a secure, waterproof container.
  • Prepare an emergency kit, including flashlights, batteries, generators, hand and power tools, bottled water and food supply.
  • Create an emergency response team and define clear roles and responsibilities for each person.
  • Install windstorm shutters over windows and doors and place sandbags outside any opening to your building.
  • Secure your property, elevate any items on the ground, and secure outdoor objects or bring them indoors.

During the Storm

  • Shelter in place, if necessary. Stay indoors during the hurricane and away from windows and glass doors.
  • Keep your emergency supply nearby and accessible. Have your phone ready and limit use for emergencies only.
  • In the event of a power surge, turn off electrical switches to avoid reactivation before necessary checks are completed.
  • If safe to do so, patrol the property and make emergency repairs, as necessary.
  • Listen to the radio or TV for information and the latest updates.

After the Storm

  • Stay alert for extended rainfall and subsequent flooding.
  • Assess any damage and take photographs and video of all property damage. Keep records of any expenses incurred.
  • Protect your property from further damage by boarding up broken windows and covering torn roof coverings.
  • Inspect and make repairs to drains, gutters, and flashing.
    Contact an emergency service & loss remediation vendor.



Please call Conner Strong & Buckelew at 1-877-861-3220 or contact your Account Team.

Visit the National Hurricane Center to stay up to date.

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