What will the 2016 hurricane season bring for your business?

by | Jun 3, 2016 | Business Continuity

The 2016 hurricane season is expected to be most active in years.

June 1 marks the beginning of hurricane season for the Atlantic. And, while we may have gotten lucky with a mild El Niño winter, experts suggest La Niña is coming for a payback. The 2016 hurricane season is expected to bring above-normal activity with 14 named storms forecasted for the Atlantic basin and the majority of those predicted to become major hurricanes.

The 2016 hurricane season is expected to be the most active hurricane season we have seen in years.  According to Atlantic Hurricane Expert at AccuWeather, Dan Kottlowski, there are two areas of particular concern: the Southeast coast of the United States and the Gulf of Mexico.

“During the early part of the season, of course, we look off the Southeast coast of the United States, where we’ve already had one with Bonnie, but we also look in the Gulf of Mexico especially the northwestern portion of the Caribbean into the Gulf of Mexico, Those are two areas that we’re watching very closely and those are the prime areas,”

Those located in the targeted areas should be on alert and prepare in the event there is a major hurricane. Below are resources to help prepare you for the 2016 hurricane season:

Ready.gov explains what actions to take when you receive a hurricane watch or warning alert from the National Weather Service for your local area. It also provides tips on what to do before, during, and after a hurricane.

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ESFi uses an infographic to provide weather statistics as well as tips and tools to prepare and recover from any severe weather activity.

Gleaning for the World offers a free disaster preparation e-book that provides you with pertinent information to help answer questions like: do you have all all the documents needed for FEMA assistance? Where should you evacuate ahead of a hurricane? What should you do in the event of a health epidemic?

If you are a business in need of help to prepare for the 2016 hurricane season, contact us today.

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!