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Industrial Plant Hurricane Preparedness: Generate the Survival Plan

Mike Jeffries | August 9, 2021

It's never too early to prepare for hurricane season in Florida. The predictions are already stating an overly active 2020 Hurricane Season, so make sure you have everything you need and have done everything you can to prepare for it.

There is a lot to consider for industrial plant operations. Don't wait until a storm is approaching. When there is damage to an operation, a plan will aid in a quicker recovery.

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Hurricane Checklist: Vital to Survive the Storm

Whether you have already put a detailed checklist together, or you're just getting started, here are some tips to help you create your 2021 Hurricane Preparedness checklist. 

Put Together a "Planning Team"

Building a team of staff members to represent every area of operation, from administrative to plant floor operators and technicians are the best way to prepare the entire plant operation.

Analyze Capabilities and Hazards

Along with building assessment, you want to make sure the equipment that powers the plant is efficiently operating, as well as the production equipment.  From generators to motors and pumps, this is time to consider preventive maintenance, especially if it's overdue. 

Develop Your Plan

From assigning staff their duties during a storm to a shutdown plan and evacuation routes, there are many things to consider. Prepare for the worst-case scenario, and you know you have done the best you can do. 

Implement Your Plan

Making sure every employee is aware of the plan, and testing out the plan is the best way to know your operation is ready. Staying alert of potential storms is part of implementing your plan. NOAA keeps you updated on the Atlantic storm development. It's easy to make this part of your daily plant communication to your hurricane team.

Also note: "If your plant produces materials needed for restoration and recovery, be sure to let local emergency operations know how you can help."


Generators: Vital to Power Outages During Storms

Another step toward storm preparedness is having a reliable generator to help restore power when high winds knock it out.

Problems can arise during a thunderstorm which causes outages, also. These outages can damage motors, pumps, and control systems.

Mader Electric: Vital to Generating Power 

Our team consists of highly trained professionals. Whatever your unique requirements may be, we have the expertise to handle your equipment.

When you become our customers, we work closely with your team to fully understand how we can develop the maintenance schedules that will best benefit your operational flow. When repairs are necessary, we will have the history, parts, and technicians we need to get your equipment back to maximum operation. 

Located in Sarasota, Florida, we're centrally located to be able to reach out to many companies. We welcome your call to help you get your plant ready for the 2021 Hurricane Season.

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