Hurricane season officially started on May 15th in the Eastern Pacific and June 1st in the Atlantic. Do you have a disaster recovery plan for your business or school?
Forecasters with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center say 2012 will bring a 70 percent possibility of 9 to 15 named storms (with top winds of 39 mph or higher). Included in this count are:
- 4 to 8 named storms that will strengthen to a hurricane (with top winds of 74 mph or higher)
- 1 to 3 named storms that will become major hurricanes (with top winds of 111 mph or higher, ranking Category 3, 4 or 5)
As schools and businesses brace for the potential of damaging weather, the time is now to develop a disaster recovery plan that ensures the survival of your business. According to the National Hurricane Center, “By knowing your vulnerability and what actions you should take, you can reduce the effects of a hurricane disaster.”
The Small Business Administration confirms the need for speed in reopening your business after a hurricane or other disasters. According to the SBA, just 4 out of 10 businesses struck by a natural disaster successfully reopen and stay open.
Modular is a natural fit for recovery. Temporary modular buildings can be set up and ready in days, not months. They can be used as retail stores, administrative offices, recovery command centers, classrooms and complete schools, emergency medical facilities and more. And permanent modular construction is up to 50 percent faster than traditional building which further accelerates recovery.
As the season of storms gets underway, we encourage you to consider your disaster recovery plans. Ready.gov is an excellent resource for disaster preparedness and Agility Recovery is a company that can design a custom plan that will ensure your business or school comes out on top.