How to Take Care of Employees Affected by Hurricane Ida

Hurricane Ida has fortunately been downgraded to “just” a tropical storm, but that doesn’t mean she hasn’t done damage and won’t continue to do damage. Over a million customers are without power in the storm’s path, and government officials ask that people stay home.

Some, of course, are staying home because they can’t get out. According to The Wall Street Journal, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards said that roads are full of hazards — including downed power lines and debris. In New Orleans, even 911 centers had problems.

No power to work at home. No way to drive into an office (which probably doesn’t have power either). Plus, even people who have power may have storm damage. It’s best to take care of any water-based damage as soon as possible.

In other words, if it’s at all possible, your employees should not be working until they are safe and have power.

You may have a crisis plan for what to do if a storm damages your office, but what do you do if a storm hits your remote workers? Here’s what you should be doing.

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  1. One last point, be pro-reactive with situations like this while you and your employees are in contact by having an emergency plan of actions in place. You can argue with me minor changes to the plan after reconnecting.

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