Severe Weather Preparedness Guide

Severe Weather Preparedness

Essential Products & Tips to Help You Prepare and Recover

5 Tips to Get Prepared

1. Do a Risk Assessment

Conduct a risk assessment around your property to identify potential hazards. Dated weather stripping, worn pipe insulation or expired fire extinguishers can all become issues during a storm. Minimize the damage potential on your property by addressing maintenance concerns.

2. Start a Severe Weather Preparedness Checklist

Download our severe weather preparedness checklist to organize the equipment and product inventory you need for an emergency. The checklist will also guide your clean-up and repair process should natural disaster recovery become necessary.

Once your list is finalized, utilize our emergency resource products below to find what you need before a storm.

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3. Prepare Your Property

Protect your property and people by creating a list of areas to prepare based on your risk assessment. Tie down loose objects such as waste containers and exterior signs. Secure windows and doors, and test emergency lighting and alarms. Designate safety areas for staff, residents and guests, and run emergency drills to prepare them for alerts.

4. Develop a Natural Disaster Recovery Plan

Create a natural disaster recovery plan that includes continuity steps for your business before a storm hits. Form a comprehensive plan on how to make repairs and return to business as usual, and then share your complete plan with employees. The better your staff understand their roles and the more comprehensive your plan, the quicker you can return to normal operations.

5. Use Your Storm Resources

Government organizations, such as The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), are available to assist you in preparing and recovering from severe weather. Check out their emergency preparation resources, including tool kits, weather alerts and more at ready.gov.

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