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The Insurance Institute For Business & Home Safety offers a free guide for facility management and small business owners, covering readiness, improvement options, and last minute prep.


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The Insurance Institute For Business & Home Safety offers a free guide for facility management and small business owners, covering readiness, improvement options, and last minute prep.

Hurricanes

Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Hurricanes articles below.


Hurricane Preparedness Guide For Buildings Available From IBHS

The Insurance Institute For Business & Home Safety offers a free guide for facility management and small business owners, covering readiness, improvement options, and last minute prep.

Ready Or Not, Disaster Can Strike Facilities Anytime

Whether it's a natural threat of extreme weather or a manmade hazard, a disaster can take out an electrical system. What is your plan?

Hurricane-Resistant Fenestration Should Combat Both Wind And Debris

Proper specification and installation of windows, skylights, and related products protects facilities during extreme weather events.

Preparing Buildings For Hurricanes, And Other Extreme Weather

June 1 marks the beginning of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, and the NOAA Climate Prediction Center says above-normal hurricane activity is expected.

Protect Facilities From Wind And Flood Damage

Cost-effective prevention is worth considering as the 2018 hurricane season is in full swing, and research from global insurer FM Global bears out this assertion.

InCarib.net Launches Caribbean Infrastructure Suppliers Directory

Inspired by rebuilding efforts in the region after the 2017 hurricane season, this online resource strives to connect private sector suppliers and government, utility, and regional development agencies.

Puerto Rico Blackout Second Largest In History, Research Firm Finds

With the island experiencing a full power outage, Rhodium Group reports that more than 3.4 billion hours of electricity have been lost on the island.

Metl-Span Panels Withstand Hurricane Maria

A 34,000 square food storage facility in Puerto Rico escaped the Category 4 hurricane relatively unscathed.

Environmental Concerns In The Wake Of A Hurricane

Property damage after a hurricane and the resulting flooding can go beyond repairing physical structures.

Dire Hurricane Season Forecast Could Mean Costly Losses

With experts forecasting up to nine Atlantic hurricanes this year, companies with wind and flood exposures are advised to consult experts who can help them strengthen their catastrophe insurance programs.

Don’t Be Left In The Dark: Perform Generator Maintenance

With hurricane season around the corner, regular maintenance and checkups help facility executives rest assured that their generators will provide backup power when needed.

Question Of The Week: What Is On Your Hurricane Preparedness List?

Loss of main power is always a top concern in extreme weather situations, and the non-profit Powered For Patients urges healthcare facility managers to safeguard their backup power supply systems.

Elevator Safety During Hurricanes, And Everyday

Before and after the hurricane tips from KONE, along with an article on regular maintenance for elevator and escalator safety

The 2013 Hurricane Season Begins June 1

With the average Hurricane Season typically having nine to 12 named storms, of which five to seven reach hurricane strength and one to three become major hurricanes, the numbers and resources for 2013 are clear indicators that facility managers need to heed this warning and prepare their businesses—now.

Hurricane Season Is Here

The Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) offers tips to protect a building from the damaging effects of a hurricane.

Resilient Coasts Blueprint Outlines Steps to Reduce Risks and Losses in Face of Growing Threats

The blueprint cites the example of 500 commercial clients of the insurer FM Global, which experienced about 85% less damage from Hurricane Katrina as similarly situated properties. The reduced losses were directly the result of building retrofits and other hurricane loss prevention and preparedness measures taken by the insurer’s 500 policyholders.

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