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Preparing For A Hurricane Checklist

PREPARATION IS KEY

Being prepared for an impending hurricane or tropical storm can be the difference between opening your doors after, or shutting down forever.  At Mammoth Restoration, we know that the effects of a disaster go much deeper than property damage.  Losing your customer base to competing businesses and employees to new opportunities that reopen faster can cripple your revenue and reputation.  That’s why Mammoth Restoration’s Catastrophe Response Team is always focused on minimizing your business interruption. Over the years of responding to major hurricanes throughout the United States, we’ve noticed that companies with a plan and are prepared for these events rebound much quicker than those that are reactionary.

Please use our Hurricane Prep Checklist to help prepare you and your team for imminent hurricanes, tropical storms, and other natural disaster threats.

BEFORE THE STORM

PLANNING & COMMUNICATION:

  • Subscribe to free emergency alerts from your local government.
  • Review and Print any existing Insurance Policies.
  • Review your Emergency Response Plan with your team. Ensuring each member knows their responsibilities.
    • Don’t have an Emergency Response Plan?  Review our Disaster Guide By Clicking Here.
  • Review, Update & Distribute Your Emergency Contact list.
  • Export a staff list with contact information and evacuation plans.
  • Develop key communication protocols.
  • Contact Mammoth Restoration to notify your potential need.

DOCUMENTS & FILES

  • Secure all cash and vital documents
  • Backup all digital systems and information to cloud-based storage. (If that is not available, copy backups to external drives and remove them from the property.)
  • Take extensive pictures and videos of the building, inside and out being sure to document the contents of each room and closet.

OUTDOORS:

  • Gather outdoor furniture, signage, and assets that cause additional damage with high winds.
  • Test sump-pumps to ensure they are working properly.
  • Board up glass windows where possible.
  • Ensure gutters, downspouts, and storm drains are free from debris.
  • Inspect the building for any loose materials and repair any lingering issues.
  • Remove any branches or trees adjacent to your building that could potentially fall and cause damage.
  • Sandbag any area that is subject to flooding

INDOORS

  • Unplug all electrical appliances and equipment except for refrigeration.
  • Move key files, documents, computers, and equipment off the ground and to a central location and away from windows.
  • Elevate items in lower file cabinet drawers on any ground or subterranean levels.
  • Lock all doors and windows before vacating the property.
  • Cover specialty equipment, electronics, and documents with plastic sheeting and secure.
  • Relocate any valuable or fragile possessions.

ASSETS & UTILITIES

  • Test any generators or backup power supplies you may have.
  • Test Fire alarm system and CO detectors.
  • Turn off any gas supply lines.
  • Turn off any electricity that is not refrigeration at the power supply box.
  • Fill all generators and company vehicles with fuel.
  • Keys
    • Have essential keys organized by building for emergency responders.
    • Include Master Keys & Fireman’s recall keys for elevators.
  • Stock up on all emergency supplies.
    • Flashlights / Batteries
    • Bottled Water / Non-perishable food supply
    • Whistle
    • Battery Powered Radio (Tune to NOAA Radiofrequency)
    • First Aid Kits
    • Dust Masks
    • Cell Phone Charger
    • Cash (ATM’s and Credit Cards will not work without power.)

AFTER THE STORM

It’s important to wait until local authorities have deemed it safe to return.

  • Never attempt to enter any facilities with structural damage.
  • Be aware of electrical wires that are down – Always assume they are still live.
  • Refrain from entering standing water in your property.  Flood waters can be contaminated with hazardous materials and sewage.
  • Always use proper protection when cleaning or removing debris.
    • Gloves
    • Mask
    • Safety Glasses
  • Evaluate the facility and the need for any help from your Emergency Contact List.

 

IMPORTANT: Hurricanes and other catastrophic events create incredible challenges for businesses and contractors alike.  Access to power, fuel, food, ATM’s, cell service, internet, and roads can be overwhelming.   It’s important to contact Mammoth Restoration for help immediately as contractors, materials, and equipment will be in short supply.  Businesses that stay in contact with their preferred contractors and begin restoration efforts immediately can avoid being on lengthy waiting lists that can add months to the restoration of your property.

 

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