10 Lessons from Major U.S. Hurricanes
While recovery operations in Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico will continue for some time, here at Agility Recovery, we have already identified some key lessons emerging from our customers’ experiences in the affected areas. Because all business interruptions are unique, each crisis situation can offer lessons to help your organization build resilience and maintain critical functions.
Loss of Power
Historically, approximately 60% of all business interruptions to which we respond involve the loss of power, whether they are naturally occurring or man-made incidents.
In the case of Hurricane Irma, temporary power was the number one element we deployed to support our customers. However, before any organization can provide you with generator power, you must first be able to properly identify and communicate your power needs. This involves a series of detailed, yet simple, questions that any licensed electrician can answer for you. Attempting to answer these questions in the midst of a disaster will delay your recovery for hours, if not days, assuming you are even able to obtain the services of a qualified electrician during those times.