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Prepare Your Business for the Worst Now

4/28/2017 (Permalink)

The time to prepare is before disaster strikes.

Did you know, one of the easiest ways to protect your employees during severe weather is to have a weather radio in your business?  A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) weather radio is just as important as having a fire alarm.  A weather radio is designed to alert you to dangerous weather situations such as an approaching tornado.  It allows you to be warned ahead of approaching storms providing you time to seek shelter.  A weather radio is the most reliable source for weather alerts.

There are many different weather radios available for purchase, but there are a few key features to consider before selecting one.  The following are the most important features to look for in a weather radio.

  • Reviewable alerts (you can scroll through alerts and turn off the siren for alerts and turn off the siren for alerts you do not wish to hear)
  • Specific Area Message Encoding (SAME) alert programming (alert when specific counties are threatened, ensuring you only receive alerts for your county).
  • Ease of programming.

Most major retailers and online stores offer weather radios with these features for around $30.  If you need assistance programming your weather radio, contact your local National Weather Service Office.  For additional information, including county codes for your state, visit the NOAA Weather Radio website at www.nws.noaa.gov/nwr

The best way to reduce business interruption following a disaster is to plan for it now.  To help prepare your commercial space or business, contact SERVPRO of Flagler County to take advantage of the Emergency Ready Profile program.  We can provide a no cost building assessment to help you be ready for whatever happens.  Contact our team at (386)447-2202 or online at www.SERVPROFlagler.com

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