Tag Archives: hurricanes

One Year Later … Do You Have a Plan?

Hurricane Harvey narrowly missed the Valley in 2017 as it churned its way along with Texas Gulf Coast. (National Weather Service)

Over the past year, the U.S. Small Business Administration has helped thousands of residents and entrepreneurs in Texas, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico rebuild their homes and businesses damaged by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. Many are still recovering from the storms that caused unprecedented physical and economic devastation. After Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas on Aug. 26, 2017, the SBA quickly ramped…

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Hurricane Preparedness Tips For Business

A Texas task force convoy crosses a two-mile bridge after Hurricane Dolly made landfall at South Padre Island in 2008. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Bennie J. Davis III)

For this blog about Hurricane Season preparedness, we thought it would make sense to get some business continuity tips from a real expert — a business owner who survived multiple disasters. Three Brothers Bakery, a 69-year-old business owned by Janice and Robert Jucker, suffered losses of around $1 million after Hurricane Harvey devastated Houston last August. In 2008, the destruction caused by Hurricane Ike forced the couple to close the…

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Upcoming Hurricane Expo provides disaster education


The Rio Grande Valley Hurricane Expo takes place April 28. The event is designed to educate Rio Grande Valley residents about both risks and dangers, as well as action to take before, during and after a hurricane. The event takes place in Building I of the South Texas College Mid-Valley Campus, Building I in Weslaco. From 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., exhibits, presentations and information booths will all be offered.…

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