While you can never truly know when a disaster is going to occur at your company, some are more predictable than others. This blog has discussed a number of different incidents where extreme weather ravaged an organization's physical structure. While no one knows what kind of damage storms the likes of Hurricane Sandy will cause, businesses at least know they are coming before they hit. Meteorologists can guess the size of a storm and when exactly it will touch down in an area.
An incident that occurred in Tupelo, Mississippi, however, was one that no one saw coming. In 2012, a van plowed through a commercial building that housed a clothing store, a woman's beauty shop and McKinney's hair salon. The van caused a massive amount of damage, and tragically, one individual in the area lost their life.
Now, a year later, McKinney's is back in business. This week, the business celebrated one month of being back in business. Owner Lola McKinney, who spoke with the local NBC affiliate, said she didn't think the company would ever recover, but that she owed it to her loyal customers to one day reopen.
"It's a great feeling," she said. "It's good to be back. I had so many customers that wanted to know when was I going to come back."
When a disaster comes out of nowhere, it can be difficult for businesses to recover. Obtaining the right business insurance coverage can ensure that resources will be available to assist with the recovery effort. While this particular incident took place in Mississippi, it can happen anywhere. Working with a California business insurance provider will help West Coast organizations protect themselves from these unforeseen events.