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Preparing Your Business for Hurricane Season: A Proactive Approach

As hurricane season approaches, businesses in Florida must prepare for the inevitable impact of these natural disasters. Experts predict that the 2024 hurricane season will be busier than average, emphasizing the need for comprehensive preparedness plans.

Even businesses away from the coast must recognize hurricanes’ potential threats, including flooding and infrastructure damage. An emergency plan with a supply kit is essential for mitigating these risks.

Florida is particularly vulnerable to hurricanes, as highlighted by recent wind gusts of 71 mph in Tallahassee, causing significant damage. This underscores the importance of readiness across the state.

Officials have emphasized that the upcoming Atlantic and Gulf hurricane season, from June 1 to November 30, is expected to exceed the annual average of seven tropical storms and seven hurricanes, with at least three significant hurricanes anticipated. Although not all hurricanes will make landfall, the potential for substantial impact remains high.

Businesses should reflect on the lessons from 20 years ago when four hurricanes—Charley, Frances, Ivan, and Jeanne—devastated Florida consecutively, leaving lasting physical and psychological scars. The experience of those storms serves as a reminder of the importance of preparedness.

With many new businesses and residents in Florida since the last hurricane season, it’s crucial to understand the preparations and what to expect. Engaging with the local community and learning from those who have experienced previous storms can be invaluable.

At WheelHouse IT, we are committed to helping businesses prepare for hurricane season. Our storm page at www.wheelhouseit.com/storm offers a wealth of resources to ensure your business is ready to face the challenges of hurricane season. From creating emergency plans to understanding the latest forecasts, we provide the tools and information to protect your business and maintain operations during and after a storm.

By taking proactive steps now, businesses can minimize disruptions and ensure a quicker recovery in the event of a hurricane. Visit our storm page to access essential resources and stay informed throughout the hurricane season.

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