Pros and Cons of Staging when Preparing for Hurricane

When preparing for a hurricane, one option you have to be prepared is to stage equipment such as open-top containers, dumpsters, and refrigerated trailers with generators. These are all things you’re going to need in the wake of a hurricane, but they aren’t always going to be available when you need them. Finding a vendor ahead of time to get open-top dumpsters is critical to getting your business back up and running. Staging these items ahead of time will save you the trouble of trying to get them after a hurricane, but they come at a cost.

Pros of Staging to Prepare for a Hurricane

  1. You know you’ll have what you need. Open top dumpsters allow you to clean up storm debris quickly.
  2. You won’t have to deal with the logistical nightmare of storm damage preventing you from beginning the cleanup process.
  3. You will get a better price BEFORE the storm than you will after.

Cons of Staging to Prepare for a Hurricane

  1. There is always the chance that you won’t see any hurricanes.
  2. The money you spend on staging equipment is a risk.

If you’re in a location that historically sees bad weather – the real risk is NOT preparing. Learn from previous years and experiences to determine what and when you need to stage equipment to prepare for a hurricane.

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