The Florida Surplus Lines Association urges businesses of every type and size to prepare for Hurricane Season. Please explore and make use of the tools below for guidance on actions you can take to assess your risk, mitigate potential damage, create a plan, collect and protect your documents and information and communicate before, during and after a storm.
As business owners, many with networks of employees, it is critical to develop a disaster preparedness plan and to urge families to do the same.
Preparedness Resources for Businesses:
CDC: Preparing for Hurricane Season During COVID-19
FEMA’s COVID-19 Pandemic Operational Guidance for Hurricane Season
Ready Business Hurricane Toolkit
FEMA Business Protection Toolkit
Florida Division of Emergency Management Business Resources
Business Preparation Resources from Alert Media
Florida Emergency Preparedness Resources:
Hurricane Guide from CFO Jimmy Patronis
Florida Office of Insurance Regulation Hurricane Resources
Florida County Emergency Management Contacts
Interview with Jordan Mauro, FSLSO
During the week of September 30, in an interview with Tallahassee’s WTXL, Jordan Mauro of the Florida Surplus Lines Service Office shared Hurricane Season tips for businesses on behalf of the surplus lines community. Jordan highlighted the importance of preparedness, asking viewers to visit the FSLA website for more resources (see above links).
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“In the calm before the storm, insureds must prepare”
Insurance Business America, by Bethan Moorcraft, Aug. 28, 2019
“When a storm strikes, ‘you’re meant to act as though uninsured'”
Insurance Business America, by Bethan Moorcraft, Aug. 12, 2019