Month: August 2015

Hurricane Preparation

Tropical Storm Erika ended up as a large rainstorm, but the season is here and the truth is no one can know for sure. That’s the way it is with weather. Florida’s Emergency Operations Center was activated, with officials acknowledging that Erika could result in anything from a rainy weekend to a category 3 hurricane. …

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Surviving Natural Disasters: Your Business

Every year businesses temporarily shut down—or close forever—because of a disaster such as a flood, fire or hurricane, according to the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.). Forty percent of businesses do not reopen after a disaster and another 25 percent fail within one year, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). But by taking measures …

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