U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Advanced Manufacturing Office
Hurricane Season – Is Your Plant Ready?
August 8, 2008
The 2005 hurricane season caused an estimated $21 billion in total damages, which included $5 billion in commercial losses. If your plant is located in a hurricane-prone area, it's time for you to implement safeguards if you haven't already done so. ITP's Hurricane Ready Web site provides essential information about planning and preparing your plant for hurricane season as well as tips on how to avoid catastrophic damage. Additional resources for hurricane forecasts and storm tracking, state contacts, and hazards and mitigation following a hurricane are also available.