With the onset of the Mid-Atlantic hurricane season, June through November, weather forecasters at AccuWeather are predicting a “busier than normal” season this year.

With the onset of the Mid-Atlantic hurricane season, June through November, weather forecasters at AccuWeather are predicting a “busier than normal” season this year.

A combination of 14 tropical storms and hurricanes, two more than what is considered normal, is predicted.

The Delaware Resiliency Initiative recommends that businesses, nonprofit organizations and homeowners take time now while the weather is pleasant to get prepared for the unexpected. A free business resiliency workbook is available at delawaresbdc.org.

The initiative offers tips to prepare for storms:

—Especially in flood prone areas, be sure to move equipment, supplies and other valuable assets to higher storage; even if it means relocating it temporarily to another location.

—Maintain adequate insurance coverage.

—Be sure copies of your insurance policies, vehicle registrations and other business documents are in a safe place away from their business.

—Create an emergency contact list for every employee, vendor, banker, supplier and important customers and store it away from your business.

—Have ready access to your accounts, debit and credit card numbers, plus cash on hand in case you are unable to travel to your business or if the business is destroyed.

—Create a survival kit with enough non-perishable food and water to last three days for every member of their household. Those who don’t have a backup generator should be sure to have a supply of batteries for flashlights or radios.

For information, call the Small Business Administration at 800-359-2227 and FEMA at 800-462-9029.