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Severe Weather Safety Tips



PREPARE YOUR BUSINESS 
FOR SEVERE WEATHER


Severe weather events like hurricanes, blizzards, floods and tornadoes can and will happen. Ensure the safety of your patrons, property and business.




1. Conduct a Risk Assessment

Conduct a risk assessment to identify potential hazards at your workplace when severe weather strikes. Determine the resources you need to protect your business.

HURRICANES & TROPICAL STORMS

  • • Destructive winds 
  • • Severe flooding 
  • • Extended loss of power 
  • • Large-scale evacuation

SEASONAL & FLASH FLOODING

  • • Rapidly rising water 
  • • Powerful moving water 
  • • Severe flooding

WINTER STORMS & BLIZZARDS

  • • Extreme cold 
  • • Strong winds 
  • • Whiteout conditions 
  • • Heavy snow buildup

SEVERE STORMS & TORNADOES

  • • Destructive winds 
  • • Unpredictability 
  • • Lightning & fires
HEATWAVES & EXTREME HEAT

  • • Heat exhaustion 
  • • Heat stroke 
  • • Dehydration
Structure Fires & Wildfires

  • • Fire damage 
  • • Smoke inhalation 
  • • Unpredictability 
  • • Erosion

2. Create a Preparedness Checklist

Make a severe weather preparedness checklist. Include all the equipment and supplies you’ll need during and after a severe weather event. For example, if your location is likely to experience high or destructive winds, your list should include storm panels or plywood for window protection. Once you have a complete list, take inventory and stock up.

3. Evaluate Your Property’s Vulnerabilities

Assess your property, and catalog items and areas that are likely to be threatened by severe weather. Make a list of things like windows, doors, awnings and outdoor lighting. Note what needs to be done to secure them when severe weather strikes.


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4. Develop a Recovery Plan

Create a plan that details what to do after a severe weather emergency. Share your complete plan with personnel and designate roles and responsibilities during disaster recovery. The more detailed your plan is, the quicker you can get back to business.

5. Know Your Resources

Government organizations, such as The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), are available to assist your preparation and recovery. Check out their emergency prep resources at Ready.gov.

Equipment Rentals


Equipment rentals are at the ready to help prepare for or recover from severe weather. From power tools to large equipment rentals, we’re here to help you fill the gaps. Delivery available. Mitigate damage and mark items off your severe weather checklist before the storm hits. For more info, call 1-888-266-7228.

Tool Rentals

  • Generators
  • Remediation equipment
  • Heaters
  • Pumps

Large Equipment Rentals

  • Mini excavators
  • Boom lifts
  • Backhoe loaders
  • Trenchers