3 Resources: prepare for hurricane season in the northeast

by | Sep 29, 2015 | Business Continuity

It’s time to prepare for hurricane season: Tropical Storm Joaquin is on its way.

I must have had my head under the proverbial pillow, because I had no idea Tropical Storm Joaquin was headed our way (which means it is definitely time to prepare for hurricane season in the northeast)—that is, until I received a weather/service alert from my friends at Fed Ex (very helpful service for business owners, by the way). Anyway, now that I know, I’m seeing news about the impending storm everywhere with mysterious headlines like “Tropical Storm Joaquin Has an Uncertain Forecast Track Near U.S. East Coast”.

However, is it media hype or will it be a big storm? The truth is that it’s often hard to tell until it is too late. For example, in New York, we had Hurricane Irene grace our path in 2011. While there was “some” damage, for the most part, She had a lackluster performance. I mean, it is New York City—we don’t have big hurricanes—so that is to be expected. That said, due to Irene’s false alarm, many locals did not take Sandy very seriously—until it was too late. So, while we may never know the magnitude of the storm, we can always be sure to be prepared. Here are three different resources to help prepare you and your business for whatever may come your way.

1. Find Out if Your Business is Prepared to Weather the Storm?

While there haven’t been many storms to date, the tropical storm on its way is a good reminder to assess your small business’s disaster preparedness and business continuity plans.  If disaster strikes tomorrow, how will you react and recover? Read more here.

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2. An essential checklist for your business

Hurricane preparedness does not end at home. An often over-looked segment of hurricane safety is the workplace. Whether or not you are an employee or an employer, it is essential to take proactive steps in preparing for unpredictable storms and other disasters. Read more here.

3. Create a Recovery Plan for the Upcoming Hurricane Season

With the hurricane season here in the northeast, it’s time for businesses to create or update their recovery plan to ensure data recovery is possible when disaster hits. For a Disaster Recovery Worksheet click here.

We hope you find these resources helpful as you prepare for hurricane season. If you need any additional assistance in continuity planning for your business, please feel free to contact us.

Tracy Rock is the Director of Marketing at Invenio IT. Tracy is responsible for all media-related initiatives as well as external communications—including, branding, public relations, promotions, advertising and social media. She is one busy lady and we are lucky to have her!