What? Already!

hurricaneFor those of us living in Florida, we are getting an early reminder that the Hurricane Season is about to begin. While it officially starts on June first, the National Hurricane Center is watching the first potential weather system of 2018. Today is Monday, May 14th, 2018, and a mass of weather in the eastern Gulf of Mexico has formed and is causing heavy rain over South Florida and slowly expanding to cause the entire state to be rainy for most of this week, with some urban flood watches already issued for the southeast part of the state. The National Hurricane Center (www.nhc.noaa.gov) as of 9:35 EDT this morning stated that the weather mass will remain over most of Florida for the week and currently has a 40 percent chance of developing into a tropical weather system within five days.

While at most it could develop into a tropical storm, as the center of the weather is close to land and the water temperatures are still relatively cool, it serves as a good reminder that businesses should prepare (for those that do not have them) or update their contingency and emergency plans. This alert also applies to those of you not likely to be affected by a hurricane, as every area has natural threats of some kind. Whether they are from earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, or volcanic eruptions does not matter. What does matter is that your business is prepared to protect its staff, mitigate any risks, regroup after the event, and sustain its operations.  Continue reading here.

Speaking of Business Blog by Dr. Philip R. Geist, Area Director, Florida SBDC at UNF

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