Updated Monday, Sept. 11: State offices will be closed Monday in several counties in anticipation of the arrival of what’s left of Hurricane Irma. The affected counties are: Barbour, Blount, Bullock, Calhoun, Chambers, Cherokee, Clay, Cleburne, Coffee, Coosa, Dale, Elmore, Etowah, Geneva, Henry, Houston, Lee, Macon, Montgomery, Pike, Randolph, Russell, St. Clair, Talladega, Tallapoosa, and any other county hereafter placed under a Tropical Storm Warning by the National Weather Service.
On Friday, Sept. 8, Gov. Kay Ivey issued a state of emergency for Alabama. “We will certainly be affected and we must be ready to respond, no matter what comes our way,” Ivey said. “By declaring a full State of Emergency we are ensuring that all resources and personnel are in place to respond, in the event they are needed here in Alabama or elsewhere.”
NFIB reminds its members that disaster can strike at any time. If you haven’t created a disaster plan for your small business, we’ve posted a mini-guide to help you get started. Click here to read it.
NFIB has also posted tips on navigating the claims process if your business is damaged by flooding or natural disasters. Here’s the link.