SBA Offers Tips On Protecting Your Business During Hurricane Season

SBA Offers Tips on Protecting Your Business This Hurricane Season

One Year after Superstorm Sandy, Many Small Businesses Aren't Prepared for the Next Disaster
Hurricane Sandy is just one reason that natural weather disaster caused $110 billion in damages in 2012.

hurricaneThe Atlantic Hurricane Season begins June 1st. Last year’s season included Hurricane Sandy pounding the Eastern Seaboard in late October and causing billions of dollars in damages. Many small businesses that were damaged never reopened.

So far, the Small Business Association has approved about $370 million in disaster loans to more than 3,500 businesses affected by Sandy. The SBA recommends taking time to protect your employees, customers and business from the devastating physical and economic toll of disasters by making a plan to be safe and stay in business.

To assist business owners, the SBA has partnered with Agility Recovery, a disaster recovery company focused on small and medium sized businesses, on a free webinar.

Dr. Gerry Bell, a global climate expert from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), will share the 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season forecast during a free webinar Tuesday, May 28. After the weather discussion, disaster preparedness tips will be presented by Agility.

Dr. Gerry Bell has been the lead scientist of NOAA’s Long-Range Hurricane Outlook Team since 1998 and has done weather analysis on CNN and The Weather Channel.

WHAT: “Protect Your Business This Hurricane Season” — A forecast from Dr. Gerry Bell , with preparedness tips from Bob Boyd , Agility Recovery President & CEO, followed by a question and answer session

WHEN: Tuesday, May 28 — 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EDT

HOW: Space is limited. Register at

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