“Disaster planning is a must for sustaining businesses, don’t forget about the weather!”
Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies
Colorado State University (CSU), which released its 2022 hurricane forecast on April 7, predicts an “above-normal” hurricane season with 19 named storms and upwards of nine hurricanes this year. In addition, their projections indicate that there is a high (69%) chance that one of these storms will make landfall.
Fortunately, in Illinois, we are not at risk of a direct hit from a hurricane but do experience our fair share of severe summer weather. Often when a hurricane makes landfall on one of our coastlines, it also fuels an outbreak of severe weather in the Midwest, including severe thunderstorms and tornadic activity.
While often overlooked, planning for a weather-related disaster is critical in any good business preparedness plan. This article from alertmedia.com provides an insight into this season’s projections and lays out an easy-to-follow checklist for creating a plan for your business.