Estimated read time: Less than a minute
This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.
A forecast for an active hurricane season is reason for small business owners to think about how well they're prepared — not just for a major storm, but for any weather that's bad enough to hurt their companies.
Forecasters at Colorado State University have warned that the current Atlantic hurricane season could be even more active than predicted during the spring, with a projection now of 15 storms strong enough to be given names. Eight are expected to be hurricanes.
Preparation for hurricanes or other disasters includes having adequate insurance coverage; keeping company information secure; protecting offices, factories and warehouses from wind, rain and flooding and ensuring that employees are safe.
Being prepared also means a contingency plan for running a business if its premises are destroyed or inaccessible.
Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.