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Challenges of rebuilding your business after a tornado

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A tornado can devastate your business, but with planning, your business can overcome the challenges of rebuilding.

Key Highlights

Assess damage by conducting an inspection, and evaluating the state of essential equipment and inventory

Work closely with insurance providers, reporting the damage promptly and understanding policy coverage

Create a comprehensive recovery plan that prioritizes tasks that gets your business back up and running quickly

Recovering and rebuilding from a tornado 

Recovering a business after a devastating tornado is challenging and requires planning. The aftermath of a tornado can leave a trail of destruction, making it crucial for companies to move quickly during the recovery process. Planning before a twister hits is key, and an emergency plan can help you better prepare your business. AccuWeather For Business can help you develop a plan if you don't have one. Here are some key challenges businesses face after a tornado and tips on rebuilding your business stronger than before. 

Assessing your damage

The first step in post-tornado recovery is assessing the damages to your business. Conduct a thorough inspection of the property, documenting any structural damage, and evaluate the state of essential equipment and inventory. Take pictures and take inventory because both are important for insurance claims.

Working with insurance providers

Insurance coverage plays a vital role in the recovery process. Contact your insurance provider immediately to report the damage and initiate the claims process. Provide them with all necessary pictures and inventory lists. Go over your policy, understand your coverages, and work closely with your provider.

Implementing a recovery plan

Creating a comprehensive recovery plan is vital for getting your business back on track. Start by prioritizing tasks based on urgency and available resources. This plan should include key elements such as temporary relocation, equipment replacement, restocking inventory, and repairing or rebuilding damaged structures. Consider hiring professional contractors and disaster recovery specialists to expedite the process and ensure quality work.

Restoring business operations

Now it's time to focus on restoring your business operations. Communicate with employees, vendors, and customers, providing updates and realistic timelines. Establish a temporary workspace and invest in backup systems to prevent data loss. 

>> READ MORE: AccuWeather gives New York businesses nearly an hour of advance notice to prepare for an EF-2 tornado

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