If you have a business in an Atlantic Coastal state, the news of an approaching hurricane is something you're likely familiar with. Many businesses have some sort of plan in place to help them prepare. If you don't, now is the time to get one. And if you already have a plan, now is the time to review.
First things first, keep up with the forecast—the National Hurricane Center is an excellent and reliable resource—so you can access an up-to-the-minute status on an approaching hurricane to help prepare your business. Once you know if you're in the projected path, you might be surprised what is involved in securing your business and assets from extensive damage. We have compiled a list of 4 ways to prepare your organization for a hurricane.
1.) Prioritize Your Business Assets
Identify what maintains your business and take the earliest action possible to prepare your equipment and site for the hurricane. Get your people engaged in the preparation to help minimize the recovery process after the storm has passed.
2.) Protect Your Staff
The next step to planning for a hurricane includes identifying the locations of your employees in real time. Use a mass-notification system to communicate urgent updates and developments with your team. Over-communicate to ensure each member on your team is prepared for the storm.
3.) Take an Inventory of Corporate Assets
A corporate emergency hurricane plan should include taking an inventory of assets such as networks, data, equipment, supplies, products, and more. Keep in mind that power outages and gas leaks are a strong possibility. Locate your assets. Prioritize those that are critical to your business. Assess what physical protection is required. Review insurance coverage. Know what you own and what you are leasing for liability purposes.
4.) Fortify Your Locations
Secure the windows, doors, and openings at your business. Take flooding into consideration. Backup your data and store it offsite. Assess the biggest risks and procure the necessary materials—this is a step best made in advance whenever possible.
Keep in mind that because our electric security fences are solar-powered, they will still operate during power outages—at a time when they could be needed most. And remember, AMAROK™ is always available to assist you before, during, and after any natural disaster—especially in making needed repairs to The Electric Guard Dog™ fence, where our portable electric fencing would be especially beneficial. If you need help fixing your perimeter security system, give our staff a call at (800) 432-6391. AMAROK is always prepared to serve our valued customers. Stay safe!
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AMAROK™ is a full-perimeter security company based in Columbia, South Carolina, that provides commercial security services throughout the United States and Canada. Specializing in electric fencing and perimeter security systems for commercial properties, AMAROK also provides supplemental surveillance solutions, including cameras, lights, and alarms. Together, these business security services form the ultimate crime prevention solution for any business.