You’ve prepared for the hurricane by having your Emergency Communication Plan in place, you’ve secured loose objects, turned off natural gas and updated your first aid kit. Once you are sure the storm has passed, you can begin to assess the damage. The Small Business Administration gives us the following checklist for when the storm is over”
Survey for safety hazards such as live wires, leaking gas or flammable liquids, poisonous gases, and damage to foundations or underground piping.
Call in key personnel and notify contractors to start repairs. Make sure safety systems are fully implemented before work is allowed to begin. This means controlling smoking and other open flame sources. Require contractors to share responsibility for establishing fire‐safe conditions before and during the job.
Begin salvage as soon as possible to prevent further damage:
Cover broken windows and torn roof coverings immediately
Separate damaged goods, but beware of accumulating too much combustible debris
inside a building
Clean roof drains and remove debris from roof to prevent drainage problems.
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