Small Business Hurricane Season Preparedness Checklist

Posted by Karen Erdelac on Apr 21, 2021

Small Business Hurricane Season Preparedness ChecklistHurricane season is fast approaching and it is a smart idea for small business owners to address their emergency plan. There are many different factors to consider when readying your business for a possible emergency situation. This checklist will cover the essential steps and supplies needed for your business to weather the storm.

Prepare Your Physical Building

  • Shutters and plywood
  • Roof inspection
  • Trim Trees
  • Sandbag areas that flood
  • Anchor furniture
  • Relocate valuables
  • Secure utility equipment
  • Protect electronics
  • Turn off utilities
  • Fill fleet gas tanks
  • Install hurricane windows
  • Test everything

Meet With Your Team

  • Create a response team
  • Training drills
  • Gather contact information
  • Set up emergency line
  • Discuss recovery plan
  • Post evacuation routes

Secure Essential Data

  • Back-up all essential files
  • Use cloud storage
  • Seal paper documents

Purchase Emergency Supplies

  • Battery operated radio
  • Non-perishable food
  • Cooler
  • Water bottles
  • Bedding
  • First aid kit
  • Tools and gloves
  • Flashlights
  • Batteries
  • Flares
  • Tarps
  • Plastic bags
  • Duct tape
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Generator
  • Gas
  • Cash and personal documents
  • Emergency contacts

While we all hope for the best during hurricane season, it is important that you are as well prepared for the worst as possible. Protecting your people and business assets is a must to stand any chance of a speedy recovery after a storm.

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Topics: Small Business