We listened in on two former Eagle Scouts this morning, talking about the old Scout motto, “be prepared,” and how that shared experience has helped them be just that in so many situations. Those two Eagle Scouts just happen to be Bo Thompson of “Charlotte’s Morning News,” and WBTV reporter, Steve Crump. Thompson interviewed Crump on his WBT radio show as hurricane Matthew creeps up the coast toward Crump’s vantage of the storm in Charleston. That got us thinking…
Right now, forecasters say hurricane Matthew doesn’t pose a serious threat for us here in the Charlotte area. But we know from experience that weather can change instantly and dramatically, and that weather forecasting isn’t an exact science. Millions of neighbors and businesses along the coasts of Florida and the Carolinas are boarding-up, hunkering down, or moving on to higher ground in order to ride out the storm. And while it might not be a big weather maker for Charlotte, Matthew is an opportunity to prep for the storm or event that will eventually roll into town.
Building managers we talked to say they’ve been watching the weather, too. And that’s good news. National Preparedness Month is actually in September, and Hurricane Preparedness Month is in May. Both most likely came and went without much notice, like so many other awareness days, weeks, or months. That’s not so good. Stone Building Services has done plenty of post-storm repairs that may have been avoided by executing a storm preparedness plan.
But no matter what the calendar says, the resources to prepare your business, shop, building, or home are easy to access online. Here are a few resources building and property managers – and homeowners – can find helpful.
And once hurricane season calms, we’ll be at the front door of the winter weather season. Want to talk about ways to keep your clients, your facilities, and buildings, safe and clean this season? Call us at Stone Building Services to schedule a walk-around or inspection.