For readers who live in areas potentially affected by hurricanes, we want to remind them that next week is Hurricane Preparedness Week.
As individuals and as organizations, we must remember that history teaches us that a lack of hurricane awareness and preparation are common – and unfortunately recurring – threads among all major hurricane disasters. By knowing and understanding your vulnerability and by having an action plan for what actions you need to take in the event of a hurricane, the devastating effects from a hurricane disaster can be greatly reduced.
You, and/or the company you work for, should be able to answer the following questions before a hurricane threatens:
- What are the Hurricane Hazards that could affect me or my organization?
- What does it mean to me or my organization?
- What actions should we be prepared to take?
Click here to go to the Hurricane Preparedness Web site and learn more about hurricane hazards and receive the information that can assist you or your organization to take ACTION.
Please pass this information along to the business continuity, disaster recovery, emergency response and/or risk management team members in your organization, and for you, as an individual, please take this information back to your families and from this information help them plan right to have a personal readiness objective in place to face this potential damaging event .