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Free Hurricane Preparedness Week Webinar

Hurricane Season is coming - and so is a FREE Webinar on preparing for these torrents.

(Trivia Bit - the word Hurricane  was first used in the 16th Century in English - originally morphed from the Spanish huracán, but probably deriving originally from Taino hurakán ‘god of the storm.’)

Hurricane4Hurricane & Tsunami: Hurricanes, Tropical Storms, Cyclones, Storm Surge and Tsunami… Whew! First let us point out that Hurricanes are not just a coastal concern. Hurricanes cause serious harm inland as well. Don’t think that you won’t be impacted by hurricanes just because you are many miles from the coastline. You are not necessarily immune to the ravages of Hurricanes and Tropical Storms. Tropical cyclones often produce widespread, torrential rains in excess of 6 inches, which may result in deadly and destructive floods. In fact, flooding is the major threat from tropical cyclones for people living inland. Flash flooding, defined as a rapid rise in water levels, can occur quickly due to intense rainfall. Longer term flooding on rivers and streams can persist for several days after the storm, and a Storm Surge (water from the ocean that is pushed toward the shore by the force of the winds swirling around the hurricane. This advancing surge combines with the normal tides and can increase the water level by 30 feet or more) can back up rivers and estuaries that normally flow freely to sea – creating overrun riverbanks upstream. Preparedness for these onslaughts includes raingear and ponchos, standard preparedness supplies and evacuation plans – plus all the flood considerations below and extra attention to communication devices as landlines and mobile phones will almost certainly be out after major winds.

Learn About Specific Types of Disaster Preparedness

Also read: Planning for Emergencies

Next week is Hurricane Preparedness Week (May 15-21.) Join the SBA and PrepareMyBusiness co-sponsor Agility Recovery, as they share lessons learned and the best methods to prepare your organization for the upcoming Hurricane season.  The start of the 2016 season is only days away so the time for preparation is now. Your organization is more than just a place of business to your customers, employees and stakeholders. Your organization is a key aspect of their lives, and one that must be protected. If your organization is affected by a storm, how well will you be prepared to serve those who depend on you in their time of need?

Topics covered will include:

- Preparing Employees

- Practical Steps to organize & prepare your business

- Simple tools & takeaways any organization can use TODAY.

The SBA has partnered with Agility to offer business continuity strategies through its “PrepareMyBusiness” website. Visit www.preparemybusiness.org to access previous webinars and for additional preparedness tips.

When:       Tuesday, May 17th from 2:00pm to 2:30pm (EDST)

Register:   Free Webinar

 

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