August 29, 2022

The hurricane season for the Atlantic basin — including the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean Sea, and the Gulf of Mexico — runs from June 1st to November 30th. The peak of the Atlantic hurricane season is September 10th, with most activity occurring between mid-August and mid-October.

It’s important for both businesses and households to be prepared for any type of hazard or emergency. Having an evacuation plan in place can help ensure that everyone can get to safety in case a hurricane affects your area.

For businesses, a thorough evacuation plan should include:

  • Conditions that will activate the plan
  • Chain of command
  • Emergency functions and who will perform them
  • Specific evacuation procedures, including routes and exits
  • Procedures for accounting for personnel, customers, and visitors
  • Equipment for personnel

Emergency preparedness plays a strong role in safety. Please take the time to prepare for any emergency and stay safe!

Businesses can find more information on hurricane preparedness and response by visiting OSHA’s webpage:

The site offers helpful information on preparing for all types of disasters and emergencies, including hurricanes. Their webpage on hurricanes can be accessed by going to:

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) provides more information about hurricanes and hurricane safety, as well as explanations about the different tropical storm threats and the warning levels associated with these threats. To access the NOAA hurricane safety webpage, visit:

Credit to: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), OSHA, and Ready

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