The Atlantic Hurricane Season beginsÂ June 1st. Last year’s season included Hurricane Sandy pounding the Eastern Seaboard in late October and causing billions of dollars in damages. Many small businesses that were damaged never reopened.
So far, the Small Business Association has approved about $370 millionÂ in disaster loans to more than 3,500 businesses affected by Sandy. The SBA recommends takingÂ time to protect your employees, customers and business from the devastating physical and economic toll of disasters by making a plan to be safe and stay in business.
To assist business owners, theÂ SBA has partnered with Agility Recovery, a disaster recovery company focused on small and medium sized businesses, on aÂ free webinar.
Dr.Â Gerry Bell,Â a global climate expert from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), will share the 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season forecast during a free webinarÂ Tuesday, May 28.Â After the weather discussion, disaster preparedness tips will be presented by Agility.
Dr.Â Gerry BellÂ has been the lead scientist of NOAA’s Long-Range Hurricane Outlook Team since 1998Â and has done weather analysis on CNN and The Weather Channel.
WHAT: “Protect Your Business This Hurricane Season” — A forecast from Dr.Â Gerry BellÂ , with preparedness tips fromÂ Bob BoydÂ , Agility Recovery President & CEO, followed by a question and answer session
WHEN: Tuesday, May 28Â —Â 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EDT
HOW: Space is limited. Register atÂ https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/327979008
To learn more, visitÂ www.sba.gov/disaster.