Every year, hurricanes pose a substantial threat to many areas of the United States and around the world. The effects of a significant hurricane can be devastating. One prominent example is Hurricane Katrina in 2005, a catastrophic storm that was responsible for over 900 deaths in just Louisiana and at least $160 billion in property damage. More recently, Hurricane Harvey rocked southeast Texas and Louisiana in 2017, resulting in at least 80 deaths and damage totaling more than $125 billion.
If you operate a construction business in a hurricane zone, a powerful storm can decimate your job sites and wreck your heavy equipment. While preparing for hurricane season won't prevent a catastrophic event from happening, it can mitigate the damage and even save lives.
The following tips for handling construction jobs in hurricane season can help you get ready for a worst-case scenario:
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Give The Cat Rental Store a call at 1-800-RENT-CAT today to receive more helpful tips for preparing for hurricane season or learn more about our equipment for rent. You can also contact us online to get a fast, no-obligation quote.