Get Free Tips on How to Protect Your Business From Storm Damages

Release Date: 
Friday, May 16, 2014
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Advisory Date: 
Monday, May 19, 2014
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Robert Goza (610) 382-3084 |


Weather Expert Offers 2014 Hurricane Season Forecast During SBA/Agility Webinar

WASHINGTON – A global climate expert from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will share the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season forecast during a free webinar Tuesday, May 27 hosted by The U.S. Small Business Administration and Agility Recovery. After the weather discussion, Agility Recovery will present disaster preparedness tips.


Dr. Gerry Bell has been the lead scientist of NOAA’s Long-Range Hurricane Outlook Team since 1998.  He was instrumental in developing NOAA’s Atlantic and East Pacific hurricane activity outlook, and has done weather analysis on CNN and The Weather Channel.


“There are many low-cost, efficient steps you can take now to make sure your company, clients and employees are safe in the months to come,” said SBA Philadelphia District Director David Dickson. “Learning how to prepare now can be the deciding factor in successful disaster preparedness and readiness should there be a disaster in your area.”


Now is a good time to protect your employees, customers and business from the devastating physical and economic toll of disasters by making a plan to be safe and stay in business.  During the webinar, Agility Recovery President Bob Boyd will share practical business continuity tips.


SBA has partnered with Agility to offer disaster preparedness strategies through its “PrepareMyBusiness” website. Visit to access past webinars. 


The SBA provides disaster recovery assistance in the form of low-interest loans to homeowners, renters, private nonprofits and businesses of all sizes. To learn more, visit


WHAT:                 “Protect Your Business This Hurricane Season” – A forecast from Dr. Gerry Bell, with preparedness tips from Bob Boyd, Agility Recovery president, followed by a question and answer session

WHEN:          Tuesday, May 27 – 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EDT 

HOW:                   Space is limited. Register at