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.
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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.