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Preparing Your Business for Storm Season: Essential Steps for Risk Mitigation  

Preparing Your Business for Storm Season: Essential Steps for Risk Mitigation  

Published on: March 21, 2024

Categories: Safety

Hurricane season is just around the corner, starting June 1st through November 30th. The outlook for 2024? On December 11, 2023, Tropical Storm Risk (TSR)—a leading resource for predicting and mapping tropical storm activity worldwide—predicted an above-average season with 20 named storms, nine hurricanes and four major hurricanes for 2024.  

Did you know that each year, the National Weather Service designates a National Hurricane Preparedness Week to kick off risk mitigation efforts? This year, National Hurricane Preparedness Week is from May 5th through the 11th. That’s the time you should start taking proactive measures to help reduce the risks, effects and damage of a hurricane to your business. 

Before a hurricane hits—what to do. 

What steps can your business take before a storm to help keep it free from harm? The Hanover Insurance Group®Travelers Insurance and the National Hurricane Survival Initiative offer the following tips: 




What’s in your emergency kit—your lifeline? 

It’s crucial that you have an emergency kit stocked with the following items in one location at your place of business. This can help protect everyone and everything if a storm hits with—or without—notice: 

“It’s important that businesses—and residents—have a plan and emergency kit firmly in place to help protect their property and family in the event of a storm,” says Joe Spause, President of Danella Companies, an industry leader in the utility, transit and railroad industries, as well as storm restoration and equipment rentals. “However, when a storm does hit, you can count on Danella to assist with all phases of restoration, around the clock. We take great pride in helping to get our neighbors back on their feet, quickly.” Learn more about Danella Storm Restoration services.