Get Prepared for Hurricane Irma with a Proper Hurricane Preparedness Checklist in New Orleans – Just in case!!!
With Hurricane Irma lining up to strike the Southeastern United States, New Orleans needs to be prepared for the effects of yet another hurricane. Quite simply put, without a proper hurricane preparedness checklist in New Orleans, you’re going too far out on the shakiest limb – and risking your entire livelihood because of it – needlessly.
There are many excuses people will use or fall back on when it comes to not properly defending the longevity and continuity of their businesses.
One of these is, “Well, I’m focusing on protecting my home and family. (And, in effect) My business, I don’t care about as much.”
Well, we at BIOS Technologies ask you: What will you have if your business is flushed away by a hurricane and/or a tropical storm?
With your business gone kaput, what will have been the point of only doing a home-version of a hurricane checklist?
The answer to those queries is, when your business livelihood is gone, unless you have a ton of money socked away somewhere, you’ve doomed yourself and your family – even after the lights come back on and the waters recede.
What Your Hurricane Preparedness Kit Should Have
We’ve put together a complete and comprehensive hurricane preparedness checklist that all New Orleans LA business owners should review and take to heart. It’s broken down in the following sections:
Within these four main sections of our New Orleans hurricane checklist are thirty-three items, some requiring quite an extensive effort, comprehension, and dedication.
These items cover everything your business entity faces in the event of a disaster, such as:
Survivability and Continuity: It’s Up to You
Surviving a hurricane unscathed – whether it’s you yourself or your business – is completely up to you.
You can leave it all up to fate, or rationalize not being prepared enough in a number of ways, but, it’s a fact – those whose businesses survive and continue following a major disaster like Hurricane Irma is shaping up to be are those who take their fate into their own hands and say: “You’re not going to take me down.”
It’s in this spirit that we offer these types business continuity planning that says to any disaster, “I’m coming out the other side intact, unscathed, and ready to do business.”
You’ll want to make sure all your IT systems are backed up in the Cloud just in case the power goes out. If you don’t already have a business continuity plan in place, copy all important data to a Cloud service like OneDrive, Dropbox or iCloud to make sure your files are protected.
Although there is an advanced warning when a tropical storm or hurricane approaches, it’s still important to transport your data quickly to the cloud at the first sign of trouble.
And, where BIOS Technologies’ brand of disaster recovery planning and business continuity are concerned, our clients who utilize this aspect of our IT services are quite fond of being able to say, “I survived Katrina and Rita and Wilma, and all the rest…I’m ready!”
Determining a Remote Workplace for You and Your Staff
The inability to access your workplace is highly probable when a tropical storm or hurricane strikes. Roads may be flooded or closed, your employees may be unable to leave their homes in a state of emergency, or may be reluctant to leave their families.
It’s important that your New Orleans hurricane preparedness list covers contingencies so your employees can work remotely from their homes, if possible. If your employees must travel away from their homes to a remote location, addressing the financial implications of it ahead of time is advisable. Have cash on hand and expense accounts in advance for travelers. Consider pre-booking hotel rooms if necessary.
The Best Hurricane Emergency Kit Is the Most Accessible One
It’s also the one that covers the most items, of course. And, the most mission-critical items at that. Your New Orleans hurricane preparedness plan should also include:
Call us now at (504) 849-0570 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for further advice and help with putting together a viable hurricane preparedness checklist in New Orleans LA, from BIOS Technologies – among the most trusted disaster recovery specialists in Southern Louisiana.