Time is Now for Hurricane Preparation

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Time is Now for Hurricane Preparation
Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) is prepared for another potentially active
hurricane season – and reminds customers now is the time for them to also be
“We all have a fundamental responsibility as Floridians to be prepared for hurricane
season,” said Eric Silagy, president and CEO of FPL. “Now – before a storm has even
formed, let alone threatens our state – is the time to prepare.”
FPL advises business owners to establish a detailed hurricane plan that informs
employees what they need to know before, during and after a storm. Here are a few key
points to consider:
 Ensure your employees’ contact information is up-to-date and put a plan in place
to communicate after the storm passes (such as setting up a telephone number
with a recorded message that will be regularly updated to inform employees of
the status of company operations following a storm).
 Identify what you need to secure (your building and important equipment) and
who will help; outline specific tasks and conduct a training session.
 Close your offices in sufficient time to allow employees to secure their homes,
obtain supplies and evacuate if necessary; inform clients that you’re closing early
and when you plan to reopen.
 Review your insurance coverage and photograph or record your place of
business – inside and outside.
 Make multiple back-ups of computer files and data, and store records off
For more business tips and checklists, be sure to review this fact sheet and visit
FPL.com/storm for information covering everything from essential supplies to
generator safety.
PDF Fact sheet (attached)