With Hurricane Dorian moving slowing toward the east coast of Florida and the coasts of the Carolinas, now is absolutely the time to prepare. You want to protect yourself, your home and your business. Having an emergency preparedness plan in place is crucial in light of dangerous weather.
Protecting yourself and your home
Have a plan in place for when disaster strikes. If you are under an evacuation order, the smartest thing you can do is leave your area for somewhere safer. Follow your local evacuation plan – whether it’s taking an evacuation route or seeking emergency shelter in your area.
If you decide to stay at home, make sure you have a kit containing water, nonperishable food, flashlights, batteries, a battery-operated radio or television and medication. If you have pets, bring them indoors and make sure you have plenty of food and water for them, as well.
To protect your home, board windows, secure any outdoor items that may be blown around by strong winds. If your area is prone to flooding, consider sandbagging.
Protecting your business
Make sure all items in your business are secure and raised off the ground in case of flooding. Board your windows, if you’re able. For business continuity, consider an answering service. At VoiceNation, if your lines go down, we’ll pick up. Simply forward your business number to us and our operators will begin answering your phones immediately. This ensures you will not lose any business while you are without power. We can also help connect you with your employees by providing an emergency hotline, so everyone can check in and report their status after the storm.
While slow moving, hurricanes can still be unpredictable. Whether it’s toppling trees or stalling inland and dumping inches of rain over the course of several days, the impacts of a large storm like Dorian can be devastating.. By making preparations in advanced, your harm risk is greatly reduced. If your business may be compromised, rest assured that VoiceNation will assist you in your time of need. With 24-hour availability, VoiceNation will ensure your company does not fail in a state of emergency.
About VoiceNation, LLC: VoiceNation is a virtual receptionist and live answering service company located in Buford, GA. Founded in 2002, VoiceNation is a recognized leader in the live answering and call center space, providing virtual receptionists services for entrepreneurs and small businesses nationwide. VoiceNation has won numerous awards for their incredible service and development of proprietary call center technology and is most recently the recipient of four Clutch awards in 2019.