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During a disaster, safety is the main concern. It is critical to monitor relevant emergency management news for weather and safety updates. In case an evacuation is ordered, business owners should secure businesses and follow instructions by local officials on evacuation orders.

Remember, if your local officials order an evacuation and you make a decision to remain in your business, emergency responders will not be able to respond to you during the disaster. You, and your employees, will be on your own until the storm passes and first responders are able to secure the area.

After the disaster has passed, safety is the first priority when re-entering the area around your business. Follow instructions from local officials for when it is safe to return to the area.