Hurricane Preparedness for Your Production
Recovery from the storm
- Implement your contingencies as necessary (as detailed in your hurricane preparedness plan).
- Re-establish contact with all cast and crew.
- Assess damage, if any, to locations, production offices, soundstages, equipment and vehicles.
- Assess any safety issues related to these facilities.
- Begin clean-up of any damage to your facilities.
- Implement contingency plans for specific alternate locations, offices, soundstages etc.
- Contact local film commission for official announcements and to resume obtaining film permits.
- NOTE: Police, fire and emergency personnel are often unavailable to assist filming for extended periods after a hurricane’s impact.
Safety after the storm:
- DRIVING: Car accidents are the main cause of injury after a hurricane; treat all intersections like a 4-way stop, because traffic lights will often be out of service. Combine your trips and drive only if it’s absolutely necessary.
- ELECTRICAL DANGERS: Stay away from all downed utility lines and do not drive over them. Do not wade in floodwaters after a storm.
- LIMIT PHONE CALLS: Limit your phone calls to necessary ones and only call 911 for life threatening emergencies. Too often emergency calls can’t get through because too many people have tied up the few available phone lines or stillâworking cell towers.
DETAILS OF YOUR HURRICANE PLAN Ι After-Storm Contingency Plan Ι Watch vs Warning Ι Recovery from the storm Ι Hurricane Facts Ι Hurricane Links You Need to Know Ι Ways to Stay Informed Ι What to Listen For