Hurricanes are among Mother Nature’s most destructive forces, bringing 160 mph winds and dumping 2.4 trillion gallons of rain per day. A Category 4 hurricane — of which three made landfall in the U.S. and Puerto Rico in 2017 — will blow out most windows on high-rise buildings, uproot most trees and down many power lines.
Hurricane preparedness is a massive undertaking for facilities managers. How do you know you’re prepared? Have you laid the groundwork to make sure your property can recover quickly? This assessment can provide a guide to show your progress and help you think about improvements.
And if you're cleaning up after a storm, use this post-hurricane checklist to help you get your facility back to work.