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Hurricane Season Risk Management Checklist

This hurricane season risk management checklist provides guidance on preparedness, response, and recovery actions.

Palm trees blowing in the wind and rain as a hurricane approaches a tropical island coastline

Numerous steps can be taken to safeguard properties and workforces, both before and after a storm hits. Such practices should be core to your emergency plans and procedures, and designed specifically for facilities and operations at risk.

When faced with a catastrophic storm, your organization’s preparation, response, and recovery plans should include:

  • Established communication protocols for internal stakeholders, employees, vendors, customers, emergency responders, and claims management team members (yours and your insurers).
  • Defined response and recovery team responsibilities, including how to quickly activate the team.
  • Incident command system protocols.
  • Employee safety and humanitarian assistance plans.
  • Hardening of facilities against damage and securing of exterior equipment.
  • Monitoring of evacuation orders and planning for an organized shutdown of facilities.
  • Ensuring the availability of emergency power and provisions (i.e., shutters, pumps, tarps, fuel, water).
  • Business continuity and supply chain contingency plans.

The following checklist provides guidance on preparedness, response, and recovery actions.

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Hurricane Season Risk Management Checklist

This checklist provides guidance on preparedness, response, and recovery actions.

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