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Keeping your employees safe is your goal. We can help you prepare for and recover from an emergency.

More than 60% of the U.S. population has been affected by a natural disaster. In the event a disaster should strike, is your business prepared? Start protecting your assets today with an emergency preparedness plan. Proactively assessing your needs and formulating a plan saves you time and reduces economic loss. The best plans laid involve identifying and stocking critical resources that make your recovery quicker and easier. Jump-start your plan with key supplies from Applied Industrial Technologies. Supplying more than 6 million products from 4,000 manufacturers, Applied® is your partner in providing products that are critical for preparedness and recovery.

What is a hurricane?

A hurricane is a tropical cyclone with sustained winds of 74 miles per hour or more. Winds can exceed 160 miles per hour and extend inland for hundreds of miles. Hurricanes bring high winds, torrential rains and storm surges as they get closer to land. Hurricanes can also spawn tornadoes. The hurricane season lasts from June through November. Hurricanes are classified in five categories based on wind speed and range from One (74 to 95 mph) to Five (155 mph+). Having emergency kits for your employees is especially important when a hurricane is approaching. You generally have plenty of notice when a hurricane is heading towards your area, but having the necessary supplies on hand will save you time.


• Purchase or create emergency preparedness kits for your employees.
• Understand your insurance policies. Many businesses are not covered in the event of a fire or flood.
• Learn the location of and how to shut off your gas, water and electricity.
• Listen to National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) radio, watch TV, listen to your local radio stations or check the Internet for official news.
• Educate your employees on different types of disasters that may occur in your area.
• Provide them with an emergency contact list, including phone numbers and addresses of local shelters.
• Develop an evacuation plan and practice with your employees every six months.
• Back up computer data frequently throughout the business day. Keep backups off-site.

hurricane relief response

• Be sure to secure your building.
• Make temporary repairs to minimize further damage.
• Move equipment and property to a safe location.
• Keep a detailed list of your property and list any damages. Take photos before and after to document.
• Applied® associates are available to provide support on critical product selections during an emergency.
• Having a large network of service centers and suppliers allows us to get the products we need when our customers need them the most.

hurricane relief restore

Rebuilding and re-establishing essential services after a disaster is a major step in restoring safety and security among businesses and individuals.
• Clean up your property. Be sure to wear safety grear.
• Remove storm debris.
• Require strict precautionary measures for any cutting or welding and enforce "No Smoking" regulations.
• Temporarily repair any holes or damage to building walls.
• Assess damaged contents to see what can be salvaged and be sure to take pictures.
• Contact your insurance carrier to begin the claims process.
• Keep receipts of any expenses relating to the disaster.

*Content and data provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), under the direction of the U.S. Department of Commerce.