We have compiled a list of links to valuable information in an effort to help you prepare for an upcoming hurricane or other disaster. In the event of an actual emergency we will strive to update you as soon as possible.
To avoid long lines, and product shortages you will want to keep your tank full of gas and supplies stocked!
Following is a suggested checklist for South Texans to prepare for a hurricane. The time to assemble the items you will need is now.
When a hurricane threatens the area all items will be in great demand and there will be a shortage and long lines at all businesses. Prepare your kit now and keep it stocked for the future. Plywood or other window covering should be purchased now and kept on hand as it will also be in short supply. If you have special needs and or need assistance leaving town register with 211 now, registration must be complete before an evacuation is ordered.
Hurricane preparations for your business Check with your insurance agent or a risk management office to determine if the business is in a designated FEMA flood zone. Is your business vulnerable to hurricane force winds? Have your building inspected by a licensed professional.
Develop a written plan and checklist you can follow for preparation, including the following major areas:
The protection of the business site and equipment.
Staffing policy identifying any employees that must remain at the facility during the hurricane, when to return after evacuations.
Protect vital records (accounts receivable, tax records, and other personnel and administrative documents.
Review insurance policies to ensure that there is adequate coverage.
Flood Preparedness There are many myths and misconceptions about flood risk and flood insurance but this module busts these. Did you know that over 80% of the homes flooded by Hurricane Harvey were not in a mandatory flood insurance zone? Or that federal disaster assistance only covers a small fraction of damages compared to flood insurance? Learn even more in the module.
Protect yourself from Contractor Fraud Contractor fraud is prevalent after disasters when vulnerable families are taken advantage of by contractors who conduct incorrect, incomplete, low quality, or overpriced repairs. Contractor fraud is a secondary disaster that robs survivors of precious, irreplaceable resources before recovery can even begin. Help protect yourself with these tools.