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Hurricane Preparedness Tips

Champion would like to provide you with tips for your staff to safely weather any hurricanes. Please remember to prepare, stay calm, and stay alert during this dangerous season.

Preparations

  • Know your evacuation routes. Have copies of the plans dictated by the city and can assist in training your staff so that they are prepared in the event of a hurricane making land.
  • Check your emergency supplies. Maintain emergency supplies at your local branch consisting of: bottled drinking water, flashlights, batteries, storm jackets, and communication devices.
  • Monitor the weather. Continue to monitor weather and keep the management staff up to date on any potential hurricanes that could make land.
  • Set up communication plan. Coordinate to set up a communication plan to be used once the tiered re-entry begins.

During Storm

  • Stay tuned to media outlets.
  • Stay in a secure area.
  • Do NOT ignore evacuation announcements or procedures.
  • Maintain awareness of closed and flooded roads as well as any detours that have been set up.

Post-Storm

  • Stay informed via news.
  • Maintain awareness of closed and flooded roads as well as any detours that have been set up.
  • Drive only when necessary.
  • Avoid phone usage until emergency state has passed. Follow previously prepared communication plan.