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Get Your Orlando Business Ready for a Hurricane in 5 Steps

6/13/2022 (Permalink)

stocked shelves in a warehouse If you don’t keep records of your inventory, your insurance provider may cheat you in case of disasters.

Hurricanes in Orlando run from June to November. These hurricanes stem from the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean tropical storms. Since Orlando is not a tropical city, the storms aren’t as disparaging. Orlando may never experience category five hurricanes that are the most destructive.

Yet, it does experience category 1 and 2 hurricanes. Storm damages include downed power lines, roof damage, and structural damage to your property. Observe these five precautionary measures to safeguard your Orlando business against storm damage.

Backup Your Company Data

Tornadoes can leave your onsite data center a wreck. High-speed winds and floods can destroy your business premise, damaging computer systems. Business data loss comes with many repercussions. Lost company data can ruin normal company operations.

Backup data systems can protect your business data in case of such disasters. Backing up your company data to cloud-based systems is the most recommended solution. The benefits of cloud-based data backup solutions go beyond saving costs.

Reinforce Onsite Business Safety

The tornado season comes with floods and winds that can destroy power lines. Install solar-powered batteries and generators for power backups. Board up doors and windows, and reinforce the glasses against damage. Create many backups of computer records and physical files. Have them stored miles away in an offsite location. If your business location is prone to floods and storms, operate from a safe location.

Outsource Data Recovery

Outsourcing data recovery does more than save you money and time. Data recovery companies use the latest, most-advanced data storage and recovery tools. They offer premium outsourced data storage and recovery systems that can grow with your business. In case of storms and floods, you won’t lose your data. Even if the storms ruin your in-house computer and data recovery systems, you won’t lose your data. The cost of recovering your data is also lower when you outsource to the right company.

Assess and Document Your Business Inventory

Insurance companies are notorious for paying the least of what is payable. If you don’t keep records of your inventory, your insurance provider may cheat you in case of disasters. Get videos and photos of your inventory, including the prices. Keep a virtual record of everything available on your business premises. If possible, send some of your inventory videos and photos to your lawyer.

Insurance Coverage for Your Business

Once the responsible bodies in Orlando announce the hurricane date, confirm if you have insured your business against threats. There are many insurance covers you can add to your insurance policy in preparedness for tornadoes. The most recommended insurance covers to add to your policy are property coverage, flood insurance, and business interruption coverage. Look for an insurance provider with a track record of making most insurance payouts.

The hurricane is around the corner, and the least you can do is safeguard your business against it. The benefits of preparing a business against storm damages are more than the costs. Regardless of the service, you’re seeking to prepare your business for a tornado, look for the experts in that area.

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