Storm Preparation for Businesses | National Grid
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Proper preparation will help your business weather any storm.

If a storm is approaching your area, ensure the safety of your employees and protect your property by taking these precautions:


 
  • Secure your building.
  • Cover windows.
  • Cover and move equipment/furniture to a secured area.
  • If dependent on data processing, consider an alternate site.
  • Make provisions for alternate communications and power.
  • Be prepared to work with limited supplies of cash, and be without water, sewer or power for at least two weeks. Store emergency supplies at the office.
  • Employee safety comes first! Prepare, distribute and exercise your business hurricane plan for recovery.
  • Consider providing shelter to employees and their families and helping with supplies post-storm.
  • Establish a rendezvous point and time for employees in case communications are disrupted.
  • Establish a call-down procedure for warning and post-storm communications.
  • Provide photo IDs and a letter of authorization to enter the building.
  • Contact customers and suppliers:
    • Share your communications and recovery plan in advance.
    • Prepare a list of vendors to provide disaster recovery services.