Thunderstorms, often accompanied by lightning and hail cause damage to thousands of businesses in the US every year. After every major storm, damage reports are extensive. While mortality rates have declined due to advanced warnings, unprotected businesses are vulnerable.
Major storm damage reported in Newton – Kake.com, April 2015
Winnipeg Thunderstorm floods streets, businesses – CBC News/Manitoba, Aug 2014
Major Thunderstorms Flood Miami Streets – End Times Headlines, Feb 2015
Planning ahead will allow your business to survive and recover from a thunderstorm. A few things to consider in a DR plan for this type of disaster are
- Employee safety
- Shelter for employees and customers
- Power outages
- Flooding because of sump pump failure
Get started on a plan – do not wait. Thunderstorms strike businesses with plans and those without, equally. The difference is a business with a plan handles the before and aftermath with less loss.