We are midway through Hurricane season, and so far we have weathered the storms with minor damage. In a few months we enter the winter season and here are a few questions for you to think about:
- Do you have a personal disaster plan or business disaster plan?
- Backup power, for electricity, water & communication?
- Does your family have fire drills?
These are a few questions that you should ask yourself now, before the storm. The first concern of any business owner is that they can open their doors and operate. As a business, if you are unable to operate, you still have the responsibility of payroll for your employees.
Having another source of power can help you through the storm. After Hurricane Irene, many people in rural areas were without power for almost 2 weeks. Without alternate power, farmers were suffering trying to get necessities, like water to pasture animals. A generator is a good investment for your home or business.
Fire drills for your business and home will help save lives. Without routine drills, when a disaster happens, fear can cloud your thought process.
A simple disaster plan will save lives. During the time of disaster, we work around the clock for you. We have command centers set up throughout the state. Take the “punch” from the storm by being prepared, have a plan and be safe.
Here’s my tip: If you own a large animal , i.e. horse, you may want to take your clippers and shave your phone # on the horses body. If your horse gets loose, your phone # is readily available.
Please share your tips….What is your disaster plan?
Kathy O. Kane, AAI, CLCS
Commercial Account Executive
80 Norwich New London Tpke
Uncasville, CT 06382
Phone: 860-859-9821 x321