Hurricane Preparation | A Guide for Businesses, Homeowners and Boaters

Property & Casualty

Hurricane Preparation | A Guide for Businesses, Homeowners and Boaters

Preparing for the Hurricane Season

At Brown & Brown, we provide insurance and risk management solutions to help protect and preserve what you value most. That’s why we created this Hurricane Preparation Guide to help you protect your business, home and boat in the event of a hurricane. Please remember, your first priority should be to ensure your safety and the safety of your employees, family and others in your community.

Hurricane Overview

  • Hurricanes can produce winds in excess of 155 miles per hour, causing catastrophic damage to coastlines and several hundred miles inland
  • Hurricanes can also lead to storm surges along the coast and cause extensive damage from heavy rainfall
  • The Atlantic hurricane season lasts from June to November, with the peak season from mid-August to late October
  • The Pacific hurricane season lasts from mid-May through November

Preparing Your Business

The items and issues listed below are general in nature and may not address all issues or preparations that may be necessary for a given location or occupancy. In addition to promoting employee safety, having a well-structured plan can help minimize damages and downtime in the aftermath of a hurricane.

  • Identify those employees who are needed to maintain or protect the site and those who should evacuate
  • Determine which operations are critical and the time required to properly shut down each operation
  • Determine what resources are needed and their availability
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