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 go.bbb.org/ne-weatherhelp 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.
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 bbb.org.