HR, CEOs, and business owners showed resilience in Puerto Rico, Florida and the Carolinas by preparing for the significant impact on their businesses, while also supporting their employees who experienced loss.
The Atlantic Hurricane season lasts from June to November, and peaks between August and October according to OSHA. Their Preparedness page provides a plethora of information regarding hurricane warnings, and tips for creating evacuation plans and survival kits.
The Response/Recovery page gives insight into the precautions workers should take, based on their job-specific tasks. There’s an eMatrix that “features information on hazard exposures and risk assessments for hurricane response and recovery work” (OSHA.gov)
One of the goals of this mailing is to raise awareness for resources available to businesses affected specifically by Hurricane Ian.
Homeowners, Small Businesses, and Non-Profits affected by Ian can go to https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/disaster-assistance/hurricane-ian
Flood Insurance Claims can be submitted here: https://www.floodsmart.gov/how-do-i-start-my-flood-claim. Other disaster assistance information can be found through the aforementioned link.
There is also Hurricane specific tax relief for those who qualify: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/help-for-victims-of-hurricane-ian
If you’d like to donate to those affected by Hurricane Ian, please click the link below:
Mental Health and Other Community Resources are also available.