The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) foresees a near-normal Atlantic hurricane season for 2016, which runs June 1st through November 30th. Their Climate Prediction Center anticipates a 70 percent probability of 10 to 16 named storms. While the hurricane forecast comes with uncertainty, upfront preparation can ensure your business stays up and running no matter the situation.
Here are a few tips to prepare for this year's hurricane season.
- Backup power sources and supplies: In addition to a generator, businesses need a fuel supplier with guaranteed delivery services to ensure continual operations in the event that fuel is not easily accessible.
- Crisis communication plan: Determine in advance who will be responsible for communicating the power status to employees, clients, customers and business partners. To save time, build e-mail templates or press releases in advance that can be modified to address the issue at hand.
- Conduct training and testing: If your plan involves employees working from non-affected locations, train them on how to be most efficient and test their remote access to any critical business drives.
Atlas Oil can proactively top off your tank, fleet or generator before a storm hits to ensure uptime for you operations in the event of a blackout or other disaster situation. Additionally, our fuel assurance programs guarantee emergency fuel when it's needed most.
For more information visit www.emergencyrefuel.com or call us at 800.878.2000.