It's important to be prepared in the event Disaster Strikes. Hurricane season begins June 1st of every year.

Here are some ways you can make sure you're ready.

    • Review the hurricane plan with all employees well ahead of hurricane season.
    • Protect your facility.  Cover your windows, inspect your roof, remove any trees adjacent to your building that could fall on it, and sandbag areas that could flood. 
    • Create a checklist of duties for that must be performed, and items that are necessary in case of a disaster.
    • Set up remote work sites for affected areas and employees.
    • Provide support to the families of employees who live in affected areas to ensure their safety.
    • Put together an emergency supply kit in one location at your facility and make sure employees know where it is stored.
    • Some Items to Include:
    • Battery Operated radio
    • First Aid Kit
    • Flashlights and batteries
    • Smoke alarms and fire extinguishers
    • Gas for vehicles
    • Cases Water
    • Non-Perishable Snacks

Protect your business and employees by taking the Disaster Readiness Survey to determine areas your plan may need improvement.  This quick survey takes about 5 minutes to complete. 

Has your business been impacted by a natural disaster?  If you are a manufacturer and have been affected by Irma or another storm within the past 2 years, complete the Disaster Impacted Survey.  It takes about 3 minutes to complete and will give you insight on how you can improve your plan for the future. 

Helpful Links

Disaster Readiness :

Business continuity planning resources:

FEMA Storm and Recovery Resources

Red Cross of Tampa Bay -

Disaster Services 24-hour phone number: 877-741-1444 

Electricity Outages:

Duke Energy: 727-443-2641

Hillsborough County Resources

Hurricane Preparedness

Pinellas County Resources
Pasco County Resources

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