Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Hurricanes, Tornadoes and Other Severe Weather

May 17, 2017 - Even though it seems that hurricane season 2016 just ended, 2017's season started in the eastern Pacific a couple of days ago and the central Pacific and Atlantic seasons will begin June 1. While predictions indicate a less active hurricane season, we need to remember that only one storm can wipe out a business or a community. How are your preparations coming? These articles may help you solidify your plans.

A business continuity plan is a contingency that allows business to keep operating, even if it is on a limited basis, in the wake of an unforeseen disaster. (Item #1)   As hurricane season approaches, the challenge is for organizations of all types to plan ahead for operational and employee resilience, in order to ensure employee availability and functionality during periods of critical need. (Item #2)   Scientists say there is a 42 percent probability of at least one major hurricane making landfall on the U.S. coast this season, with a 24 percent chance of a major hurricane hitting the Gulf Coast. (Item #3)

You need to determine which hazards could affect your company before you spend money on insurance that will cover each and every potential hazard. (Item #4)   With a more active than normal tornado season predicted, what steps have you taken to ensure the safety and security of your organization and its constituents during tornadoes, hurricanes, and other extreme weather situations?  (Item #5)   This post examines the effects flooding has on security, especially as it relates to a company's business continuity and the supply chain. (Item #6)

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