The 2019 Hurricane Factor
Hurricanes are powerful, destructive forces of nature which can rip through cities and paralyze them for months, take lives, and cause billions of dollars in damage. As these massive storm systems gather strength over warm ocean waters before moving toward land, those affected can expect anything from powerful winds, heavy rainfall, and storm surges to coastal and inland flooding, rip currents, tornadoes, and landslides. Because of these serious and wide-ranging affects, supply chains, business continuity, corporate security, your organization’s reputation, employees, and other assets are all affected before, during, and after a major or minor hurricane.
2018’s above-average hurricane season brought 16 named storm systems, including Hurricane Florence and Hurricane Michael. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center and other national weather centers have forecasted this summer’s storms. The season officially began on June 1, 2019—or May 15, 2019, if you’re on the Pacific coast— and won’t end until November 30, 2019.
Weather emergencies are not single incidents; rather, a confluence of events, with rivers cresting days after a storm’s landfall, and hundreds of thousands of people without power. Port closures and travel disruptions can affect organizations’ supply chains for weeks. Wide scale power outages, lack of goods and retail supplies, broken roads and travel blocks, and the safety of traveling employees are all major concerns in the tumultuous days, weeks, months—even years—after a hurricane.
The good news is that an experienced team of intelligence analysts can enhance your ability to predict, prepare, and respond to hurricane-related risks. NC4 Risk Center™ covers hurricanes and ancillary incidents from point of origin to their wide-ranging after-effects, giving leaders and chief security officers real-time, around the clock intelligence and threat analysis before during and after the storm.
If and when Barry, Chantal, Dorian, Erin, Fernand, Gabrielle, Humberto, Imelda, Jerry, Karen, Lorenzo, Melissa, Nestor, Olga, Pablo, Rebekah, Sebastien, Tanya, Van, or Wendy comes to a town near you, your organization, employees, or assets in 2019, Risk Center will be the first to deliver you the real-time, actionable intelligence you need.
For information sourced from the internet, NC4 Signal™ is an open-source intelligence analytics and notification solution that integrates easily with NC4 Risk Center. Signal mines the internet’s blogs, RSS Feeds, Twitter, YouTube, Reddit and even the Dark Web for critical intelligence related to your organization during chaotic times.
Hurricanes and their effects are too big to deal with alone. We can help. For more information about the ways NC4 can help your organization manage and mitigate risk, call us at 1-877-624-4999, or contact us online.