Hurricane Preparedness

Updated: Jun 25

Risk Mitigation Discussions - Listen to the conversation here.

On this Topic: Now is the time to prepare for hurricane season. Know your risk and have an emergency plan in place before a storm threatens your business or family.


Host: Danny Lupo, LSDS Program Specialist

Guest: Stacy Mandock, LSDS Collegiate Travel Program Lead / Research and Development Lead

Stacy Mandock provides support to the LSDS Risk Mitigation team as a program lead for collegiate travel and assists in doing the initial research for travel destinations and identifying potential concerns and/or risks before and during travel. Stacy is also the team lead for Research & Development and the LSDS Decision Line Egress Bags. Working with clients to make sure that they - and all their household - are ready to go at a moment's notice.

 

Key take-aways for hurricane preparedness discussion with Stacy Mandock

  • Hurricane season begins mid-May through November allowing time to prepare accordingly.

  • LSDS personalized assessments can assist with providing:

  • Closest evacuation routes

  • Exit logistics recommendations

  • Customized Egress bags /emergency kits

  • Detailed course of actions unique to individual situations


Best practices hurricane preparedness.

1) Plan Before Season Begins. Have supplies ready before the season begins in order to be able to locate and purchase items before they are no longer readily available. A constant review and inventory of items pre-season will help place you in a better position.

2) Know What to Pack. 3-days worth of supplies for each individual is ideal. Along with the recommended items provided during the LSDS assessment, you should also include hard copies of insurance and medical information for each person and place in waterproof bags. Try to memorize and write everything down including all important phone numbers.

3)Share Your Evacuation Plan. Make sure to share and make copies of your plan with family and friends. This includes having multiple plans – will you shelter in place? If you are not able to shelter in place, where will you evacuate to? What is the evacuation route? Providing this information will help family and friends have a better idea of where to find you.