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In the Eye of Hurricane Season

Sources: Time Magazine and Trane


The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts a “near-normal” hurricane season in 2019, with between two and four major hurricanes expected. The Atlantic hurricane season, which began June 1, is officially underway and is forecasted to last until November 30.


While this is only an estimate, buildings should prepare in advance for a hurricane’s disruption.


Are You Prepared?


The National Hurricane Center suggests a multi-step approach to prepare, plan, recover, and find resources in the event of a storm.


Step One: Financial Risk Analysis


The contingency process begins with a review of the different functional areas of your facility, their dependence on power, HVAC and compressed air equipment, and the impact a loss could potentially have.


By understanding the importance of these items to your operations and quantifying their financial impact, you can determine the areas that need to be considered.


Step Two: Risk Assessment


Identify the potential causes for an interruption and rank them based on cost impact, probability of occurrence, and system downtime.


Step Three: Equipment Identification