• Post last modified:October 5, 2020
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So yesterday we discussed how businesses, large and small were effected by Super storm Sandy back in the fall of 2012.  While it only seems like a few weeks ago since it happened, it in actuality occurred almost six months ago!  This lapse has given researches enough time to gather data to see what businesses owners did, and didn’t do in order to prepare for the storm, and what were the best practices in order to prepare for future storms.

With the summer months quickly approaching, the likelihood of another storm/ hurricane also comes with it. We realize it’s only the first week of April, but when dealing with preparing your business for bad weather, it’s never too early to start.  Here’s some ways to better prepare your business in case Mother Nature decides to strike again:

– Perhaps the most important item of your business, besides the employees and the physical building itself, are the critical data files that, if lost, could sink your business faster then the Titanic.  Make sure these are all copied and recopied, files backed up, and firewalls enabled.

– Make sure your office has an emergency exit strategy in case anything serious and abrupt may happen.  Also make sure everyone knows what to do and where to go in the event of an emergency.  It’s no use having an exit plan when no one knows what to do or where to go.

– If you find yourself and your employees stuck in your office, make sure that you have an emergency kit and some provisions for at least a day or too.  I know it sounds a little apocalyptic, but it can’t hurt right?

– Then finally make sure that if the forecast is calling for the storm to hit right where your office is, board up the windows and doors in order to have the best chance of your office surviving a fatal blow to its structure. 

Hopefully these few tips help you out to better prepare your office in the event of a storm or hurricane.  Smart business owners are successful business owners, and it’s evident to us as well, your Hartford business insurance provider.