First and foremost, if you and your loved ones are located in the 500 mile path of Hurricane Florence, make sure you have a plan to stay safe. For those living in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Washington D.C., here are helpful links to information from each state's Emergency Management department about the approaching hurricane:

Once again, the United States is facing multiple hurricane storms bearing down on the East Coast. Some people are boarding up their homes and businesses and leaving for safer ground. Others are boarding up their homes and businesses while staying in place to weather the storm. Whichever approach you are taking, making sure you, your loved ones, your home, and your business survives is paramount.

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the coastal tidal surge could be as high as 13 feet. When the Florence makes landfall, upwards of 30-40 inches of rain is possible. By all indications, North Carolina will be the most impacted when Florence makes landfall. This is a very serious storm.

To underscore the seriousness of Hurricane Florence, as well as other multiple storms currently in the Atlantic and Pacific, Michael Wrightson blogs about guarding against optimism bias, as well as having a disaster recovery plan in place. He offers sage advice on what you should consider when developing a plan. 

If you do not have a disaster recovery plan in place, do so immediately by talking with people who are experts in this area for the preservation of your business.

- Michael Wrightson

Being prepared for such a storm is vital for your business, but is there more you can do? For example, having a Business Continuity plan for a hurricane probably won’t help you in case of a different kind of crisis. A Neverfail blog article from last year made the point that being prepared means you must consider all possible crisis situations and have a plan for each.

At Neverfail, we know the impact a storm, like Florence, can have on your life and your business. That’s why we do what we do: protect your livelihood and your business. Simply put, we are here to help.

To that end, we’ve created an ebook titled, “Be Ready for the Next Hurricane.” There’s plenty of good information and solid ideas for preparation and prevention.

It’s worth repeating: first and foremost, protect yourself and your loved ones. When this storm passes, Neverfail will be here to help. If your business is in a crisis situation and you need help, contact us at +1-512-600-4300.

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