As we head into our annual hurricane season, it's imperative that you know how to prepare your print shop for a hurricane. Be aware of the risks that hurricanes pose – and take a few simple steps to protect yourself and your business.
If your print shop is within:
It's crucial to have a hurricane (or typhoon, if you're in the Pacific) backup plan in place.
The health and wellbeing of yourself, your family, and your employees is the #1 priority. If you have adequate warning, you can protect your business assets as well.
FEMA has created a very helpful document that you can follow in detail: The Hurricane Ready Business Toolkit.
Here are the steps you should take to prepare your print shop for a hurricane:
Always follow official recommendations and evacuation guidelines. Hurricanes are lethal, unpredictable, and extremely powerful.
Once the storm has passed and it's safe to return to your business, take an immediate inventory of the damage. Carefully document everything and begin your claims process. There are three crucial steps:
We hope this helps you to stay safe during this hurricane season!
Thanks to The M&R Companies for this information.
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