Hurricane Center

Hurricane Action Plan

WPP knows firsthand the devastating affects of hurricanes. We want you to be prepared for when a hurricane hits. Planning before any natural disaster or unexpected emergency – is key to business survival.

What should a business do?

  • Understand your surroundings
  • Develop & test a plan for a possible emergency
  • Inform employees of plan
  • Secure property
  • Gather supplies

Hurricane Tracker

Sample Hurricane Preparation Supply List

  • Emergency Generator
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Plastic sheeting
  • Battery-powered radio
  • Ready-to-eat canned foods, fruits and vegetables.
  • Water stored in plastic containers
  • Paper plates, cups and utensils
  • Manual can opener
  • First-aid supplies
  • Supplies to protect windows & doors
  • Duct tape

Hurricane Categories

Category 1

  • Winds of 74 to 95 mph
  • Storm surge of 4 to 5 feet above normal tide
  • Damage to shrubbery, trees, poorly constructed signs and unanchored mobile homes
  • Low lying coastal roads flooded

Category 2

  • Winds of 96 to 110 mph
  • Storm surge of 9 to 12 feet above normal tide
  • Some damage to roofing materials of buildings; some wind and door damage
  • Major damage to exposed mobile homes.
  • Coastal roads and low lying escape routes made impassable by rising water 2 to 4 hours before arrival of hurricane

Category 3 (Major)

  • Winds of 111 to 130 mph
  • Storm surge 9 to 12 feet above normal tide
  • Mobile homes destroyed
  • Serious flooding at the coast
  • Many small structures destroyed; large structures damaged by waves and debris

Category 4 (Major)

  • Winds of 131–155 mph
  • Storm surge 13 to 18 feet above normal tide
  • Shrubs and trees blown down, all signs down
  • Extensive damage to roofing materials, windows and doors. Complete failure of roofs of many small residences
  • Complete destruction of mobile homes
  • Flat terrain 10 feet or less above sea level flooded inland as far as 6 miles
  • Major damage to lower floors of structures near shore

Category 5 (Major)

  • Winds greater than 155 mph
  • Storm surge greater than 18 feet above normal tide
  • Shrubs and trees blown down
  • Considerable damage to roofs of buildings; very severe and extensive damage to windows and doors
  • Complete failure of roofs on many residences and industrial buildings
  • Complete destruction of mobile homes
  • Massive evacuation of residential areas on low ground within 5 to 10 miles of shore possibly required

The loss of electricity during a natural disaster is both extremely dangerous and extremely expensive. Therefore, it is important to be prepared for such a calamitous event. The best way to do this is by procuring a backup generator.
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