The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Community Resilience and Disaster Response program is closely monitoring Tropical Storm Laura (predicted to turn into a category 1 hurricane) and Tropical Depression 14. According to the National Hurricane Center’s models, the two storms could collide in the Gulf and disrupt business operations in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas.
To prepare for the storms, we would like to share resources the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation provides for businesses to prepare and recover from disaster. Please share these with your members and encourage any of them to call our Disaster Help Desk at 1-888-692-4943.
- Disaster Help Desk for Business—Businesses and chambers can call 1-888-My-Biz-Help (888-692-4943) for direct support from disaster recovery experts.
- Resilience in a Box—Resource guide based on best practices designed to help educate business leaders on disaster preparedness and business resilience.
- Disaster Recovery Quick Guides—made possible by Shell, has tailored tips for small businesses and chambers looking to prepare and recover.
In addition to sharing the number for the Disaster Help Desk for Business, we also encourage you to connect directly with Ines Pearce who leads the support for the Help Desk.
We respectfully request (as possible) that as your recovery unfolds – please keep us in the loop as to the number of businesses impacted and any needs so we can act quickly in determining how to support your efforts, and to assist you with economic recovery, if needed. Any additional information is much appreciated.
The Chamber Foundation is here to support your community. If you need additional support or have questions, please let me know or reach out to the Disaster Help Desk directly at 1-888-MY-BIZ-HELP (888-692-4943).
Hurricane Quick Links
Click on any of the links below for important Hurricane Information:
National Hurricane Center: www.nhc.noaa.gov
FEMA Hurricane Website: www.ready.gov/hurricanes
Congressman Ted Deutch Hurricane Info: https://bit.ly/TedDeutchHurricaneHelp
US Small Business Disaster Guide: https://bit.ly/USSBADisasterGuide
US Department of Agriculture Assistance: www.usda.gov/topics/disaster
National Restaurant Association Hurricane: https://bit.ly/NRAHurricane
Florida Hurricane Center: https://flhurricane.com
Florida Division of Emergency Management: www.floridadisaster.org
Visit Florida Hurricane Info: https://bit.ly/VisitFloridaHurricane
Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association: www.frla.org/hurricane-resources
Florida Disaster Planning Tool Kit: www.floridadisaster.biz/DisasterPlanningToolkit
Florida Disaster Fund: www.FloridaDisasterFund.org
DBPR Emergency Recovery: https://bit.ly/DBPREmergencyRecovery
Florida Price Gouging Hotline: https://bit.ly/FloridaPriceGouging
Emergency Lodging Assistance: https://ela.corplodging.com/programinfo.php
Mike’s Weather Page: www.spagettimodels.com
CDC Hurricane Guidelines: https://bit.ly/CDCHurricaneCOVID19
Greater Fort Lauderdale CVB Hurricane Info: www.sunny.org/hurricane
Broward County Government Hurricane Info: www.broward.org/hurricane
Broward Emergency Alerts: https://bit.ly/BrowardEmergencyAlerts
Broward Special Needs Resource: https://bit.ly/BCHurricaneSpecialNeeds