Last updateTue, 19 Jun 2018 9pm

Summer is over, but the threat of natural disasters is not


(NEENAH, Wis.) - Hurricanes are often associated with the warm weather of summer, but few realize that hurricane season doesn’t peak until mid-September and won’t end until Nov. 30. In the calm before the storm, Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company has created a new Secure Business Series video titled “Disaster Preparedness” to emphasize the importance of disaster planning and put the threat on jewelers’ radars, regardless of the forecast.

“Disaster planning in advance can make all the difference when a jeweler is facing a category 5 storm,” said Darwin Copeman, president and CEO of Jewelers Mutual. “An effective plan allows you to focus on what’s most important – your safety and the safety of your employees. This video covers the three main areas you need to prepare yourself to weather any storm.”

Phase one is preparing before the storm by backing up important information, taking “before” pictures of merchandise, weatherproofing your building, updating your contacts list and conducting a drill. Phase two addresses how to handle the imminent threat of a storm by remaining calm, staying connected and following your plan. Phase three begins with contacting your insurance provider, taking pictures of any damage and starting the cleanup and recovery process.

“Disaster Preparedness” is the fourth installment in the Secure Business Series from Jewelers Mutual. In just under four minutes, you and your team can learn valuable information that can help make your business more safe and secure. To view the video series and find other loss prevention tools and information, visit Jewelers Mutual’s Safety and Security page at JewelersMutual.com.