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Preparing Your Business for Hurricane Season Can Be as Easy as 1, 2, 3

Written by  Ed Schlichtenmyer

How to Incorporate a Timed-Phase Checklist Into Your Hurricane Response Plans This Summer Ten named storms. Four hurricanes. One intense (Category 3-4-5) hurricane. That is what some hurricane experts are predicting for this year’s season. The increasing likelihood of an El Niño ramping up by July or August could significantly impact the number and intensity of hurricanes this year. While you may be breathing a sigh of relief, now is as critical a time as ever to review your hurricane response plans. Based on the unpredictable nature of hurricanes, we have learned from recent history that it takes just one storm to wipe out a coastline or demolish a store front. In 1992, meteorologists were forecasting a rather “quiet” hurricane season. On Aug. 24, Hurricane Andrew struck Florida’s Dade County as a Category 5 storm with winds in excess of 175 mph. Labeled the costliest storm of its time, the now infamous