A natural disaster, such as a hurricane or a tropical storm, has the potential to wipe out a business – possibly yours -- if you are not prepared. Statistics show that one in four businesses that close because of a disaster, never reopen.

Small businesses are particularly at risk because some only have one location and if that is damaged or destroyed, they are out of business. That’s why disaster planning is a critical part of every business’ operational objectives.

We work with our agents and policyholders to provide services and information that help businesses to not become one of those statistics. The Atlantic hurricane season starts each year on June 1, but emergency planning should be a year-round priority.

Watch our video below for five tips on how to prepare your business for a potential disaster.


Hurricane Preparedness Tips for Businesses »


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