By Linda McMahon, SBA Administrator
For this blog about Hurricane Season preparedness, we thought it would make sense to get some business continuity tips from a real expert—a business owner who survived multiple disasters.
Three Brothers Bakery, a 69-year-old business owned by Janice and Robert Jucker, suffered losses of around $1 million after Hurricane Harvey devastated Houston last August. In 2008, the destruction caused by Hurricane Ike forced the couple to close the bakery for nine months. They lost $1 million after that storm.
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the staff of the Ridgewood blog
Ridgewood NJ, hurricanes are in season so we asked Ridgewood Mayor Susan Knudsen has the Village enhanced its hurricane response since hurricane Sandy ? During Sandy it seemed the only Village Hall response was to blame PSEG while Mount Carmel Church took on the brunt of the relief work and received little to no credit .
The Village is well organized and prepared for the possibility of severe hurricane conditions. Upon confirmation of the hurricane path, our OEM team will meet and begin mobilizing all necessary resources to ensure the safety and well-being of Village Residents. Protecting Ridgewood residents remains paramount and deployed resources will support this primary objective.
Information will be disseminated utilizing an array of enhance communications and, as always, by asking fellow residents to share information forward and to check in on the elderly and home-bound.
Ridgewood’s relationship with PSE&G has been significantly strengthened over the past year as part of an important initiative to work collaboratively with the utility. However, Ridgewood acknowledges PSE&G must prioritize efforts to restore power during widespread outages.
I have great confidence in our Village Manager, Ridgewood Police, Fire, EMT’s, professionals and dedicated staff to manage any weather event.
Finally, the efforts, assistance, and generosity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, and others, is always greatly appreciated.
Hurricane Irma Tropical Cyclone Update
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL112017
745 AM AST Tue Sep 05 2017
…HURRICANE IRMA BECOMES A CATEGORY 5 ON THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON
HURRICANE WIND SCALE…
NOAA and Air Force hurricane hunter aircraft data indicate Hurricane
Irma has intensified into an extremely dangerous Category 5
hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale with maximum
winds of 175 mph (280 km/h) with higher gusts. A special advisory
will be issued at 800 AM AST (1200 UTC) in lieu of the scheduled
intermediate advisory for Irma.
SUMMARY OF 745 AM AST…1145 UTC…INFORMATION
ABOUT 270 MI…440 KM E OF ANTIGUA
ABOUT 280 MI…445 KM ESE OF BARBUDA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…175 MPH…280 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…W OR 270 DEGREES AT 14 MPH…22 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…929 MB…27.44 INCHES