When it Rains, it Pours: 2020 Hurricane Season Planning

Sometimes when it rains, it pours. That’s certainly been the case for 2020, even when it comes to the weather.

Numerous forecasters predicted a slightly above-average to a possible hyperactive hurricane season this year. So far, it seems their estimates were spot on. This has been the first hurricane season in recorded history in which eight tropical storms have formed before August.

As we head toward peak season for the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico regions, now’s the time to brush up on your storm preparation plans and make any necessary adjustments for evacuating and sheltering the pandemic.

Here’s a quick refresher on basic fleet vehicle preparation measures:

When preparing for a weather event, keeping your people safe is more important than ever in light of COVID-19. Remember to keep social distancing and sanitation measures in mind when planning:

· Keep additional hygiene supplies on hand, including hand sanitizer (at least 60% alcohol), bar or liquid soap, disinfectant wipes, and face masks

· Pay attention to local guidelines for any modifications to evacuation procedures You can download ARI’s Is your fleet hurricane ready?” infographic to share with your drivers as well as tips on the CDC website for weathering a storm during COVID-19

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