National Grid is prepared to handle storm situations. It’s our responsibility to you. But here’s what you can do to best protect your business and ensure the safety of your employees.

Take the necessary precautions:

– If a storm threatens, secure your building.
– Cover windows.
– Cover and move equipment/furniture to a secured area.

Protect data with backup files: 

– If dependent on data processing, consider an alternate site.
– Make provisions for alternate communications and power.

Make plans for supplies and services:

– Be prepared to work with limited supplies of cash, and be without water, sewer or power for at least two weeks. Store emergency supplies at the office.

Protect employees:

– Employee safety comes first! Prepare, distribute and exercise your business hurricane plan for recovery.
– Consider providing shelter to employees and their families and helping with supplies post-storm.
– Establish a rendezvous point and time for employees in case communications are disrupted.
– Establish a call-down procedure for warning and post-storm communications.
– Provide photo IDs and a letter of authorization to enter the building.
– Contact customers and suppliers:
• Share your communications and recovery plan in advance.
• Prepare a list of vendors to provide disaster recovery services.