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How To Prepare for a Storm

6/22/2021 (Permalink)

Image of a sign indicating "storm ahead" Prepare for a storm to avoid severe damage to your building.

Some storms are unpredictable, but there are some things that you can do to mitigate the damage they can do. By preparing before flood water rises and storms get bad, you can save your business a lot of time and money after the storm passes.

Prepare Your Business For a Storm

Gather Your Information

When you are dealing with a flooded building, the last thing that you want to be doing is searching for much-needed phone numbers and documents. Keep these documents out of danger and in a separate location.

Insurance information

  • The number to a remediation company in Blackfoot, ID
  • Your insurance agent's number
  • Your landlord's number, lease or building information
  • A call list for your employees

Each of these things is great to have around after the storm has subsided.

Purchase Supplies

No matter if you are at your home or your business, you need to keep a stock of supplies for storm season. Floods can happen quickly, so if you find the flood water rising, you should have some basics on hand. One of the most important things you can have on hand in case of a flood is sandbags. Many municipalities offer free filling when a storm is coming.

Have a Plan

Planning for a storm is always a good idea. Not only does it help you know what you should do, it can help employees as well. If you have a plan that includes what needs to be done before, during and after a flood, you can mitigate the water damage and keep everyone safe.
Once you have a plan, make sure that you go over it with your employees. They can be valuable when you are dealing with a disaster. Make sure all of your employees know what to do and what you plan to do to help them through a difficult time as well.

Storm damage can be devastating to your business, but it doesn't have to be that destructive with a bit of preparation. Flood water and storm damage can both be mitigated and cleaned. You can get your business back on track as long as you have a plan.

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