Find Trusted Help During Natural Disasters

September 25, 2017

Marlborough, MA - Tropical storms and hurricanes have left paths of destruction throughout the US and Caribbean, and Better Business Bureau Serving E. MA, ME, RI & VT (BBB) is offering businesses and homeowners resources and trusted help in the aftermath.

In the event of a natural disaster, small businesses should be prepared for emergencies that could affect everyday operations. From cybersecurity and data encryption to emergency communication plans, BBB offers checklists, tips, and resources to help businesses be prepared.

For homeowners, natural disasters may require hiring a contractor to rebuild and repair, so it’s important to be aware of storm chasers going door-to-door. BBB’s Scam Tracker is a free tool to search for scams in your area and report any if you think you’ve been contacted by a storm chaser.

The best way to prepare for natural disasters is to be proactive. Small businesses should be aware and prepared for emergencies and can find more information here. Homeowners who need help before or after a natural disaster can visit for more information.

Remember, disaster victims should never feel pressured to make a hasty decision or choose an unknown contractor.  Start With Trust and look for the Accredited Business Seal when doing business.

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ABOUT BBB:  For more than 100 years, Better Business Bureau has been helping people find businesses and brands they can trust. In 2016, people turned to BBB more than 172 million times for BBB Business Reviews on more than 5.3 million businesses, all available for free at 

The Council of Better Business Bureaus is the umbrella organization for the local, independent BBBs in the United States, Canada and Mexico, as well as home to its national and international programs on dispute resolution, advertising review, and industry self-regulation. BBB Serving Eastern Massachusetts, Maine, Rhode Island and Vermont was founded in 1920.
Paula Fleming is Chief Marketing & Sales Officer for Better Business Bureau Serving Eastern MA, ME, RI & VT.  Find Paula on Google+.