Business-offered free hurricane-safety tips

Tuesday, June 7
June 7, 2011
Economic life of LA1 businesses in limbo
June 9, 2011
Tuesday, June 7
June 7, 2011
Economic life of LA1 businesses in limbo
June 9, 2011

Hurricane-safety tips are often offered with individuals and families in mind. Business owners have needs that do not necessarily match those of the general population and as a result require specific strategies to not only protect themselves, but their property, inventory and operational abilities.

Terrebonne Parish has a current active list of 3,172 health, utility and business professionals that qualify for re-entry badges. Some of the businesses that would be permitted to return to the area first following storms include communications workers, utility crews, medical personnel and even restaurants that provide meals to those restoring activity to communities shut down by storms.


Because of special planning and preparation needs, the Small Business Administration, Louisiana Small Business Development Center, Louisiana Economic Development and the Terrebonne Economic Development Authority will sponsor a free hurricane survival workshop for small business owners and operators.


The June 28 event will be conducted at the South Central Planning and Development Commission headquarters and is designed to introduce participants to emergency response partners and resources so they can get their operations up and running as quickly as possible.

Primary areas of coverage include discovering assistance programs to protect physical structures, identifying support services available during the storm, and learning how business continuity planning can make a difference for survival.

“This is something right up our alley with re-entry [and] sustainability,” TEDA Marketing Director Michelle Edwards Eroche said.

Registration for the Ready for Anything workshop can be made online at lsbdc.org/events.aspx or by calling (985) 493-2587.

Terrebonne Economic Development Authority board members Ken Jenkins and Katie Sims listen as plans are announced to participate in a small business hurricane awareness workshop with the South Central Planning and Development Commission. MIKE NIXON