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Shutterstock_125236457Don’t let the fact that fall is right around the corner fool you into thinking that hurricane season is over. There’s still quite a bit of time left until the end of November – and current systems in the Atlantic are looking ominous.

Hurricane Florence continues to strengthen and is predicted to make landfall somewhere on the East Coast of the U.S, it’s time to think about your plans. As a Floridian who has been through many a hurricane, let me give you some advice – do not sit idly by waiting to find out if it will directly hit you. There’s no reason to panic, but as with everything else in life, it’s better to be safe than sorry.

Thankfully, the AICPA has resources that can help ready you for any future hurricanes or natural disasters. Feel free to share with friends, family members and clients to help them take action.

  • Disaster & Financial Planning Guide – Every situation is unique, but there are some general actions that all households should take to face unexpected challenges. This guide provides information about developing a general family disaster plan, protecting your property, your records and more.
  • 3 tips to help your clients through hurricane season – As a trusted advisor, you can help your clients get their financial house in order for worst-case scenarios. This blog post provides helpful tips for hurricane preparedness and recovery.
  • It’s hurricane season. Are you prepared? – What do you and your family need? What about your business or organization? This blog post lists important things to remember before a hurricane makes landfall.
  • Is your organization prepared for a disaster? – Read this post for a number of steps you can take to get your company ready for a hurricane.

Most important of all, stay safe. Contact FEMA, the Department of Homeland Security or American Red Cross to help you plan for potential disasters or to get assistance in emergency situations.

Samantha Delgado, Manager – Communications, PR & CSR, Association of International Certified Professional Accountants 

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