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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 :  www.FloridaMakesContinuity.com/DIRA

Business continuity planning resources: http://www.floridamakes.com/businesscontinuity

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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