Disaster Preparedness Resources

As natural disasters continue to occur with increasing regularity and severity, it's important for hotel owners to ensure they have the proper resources to prepare for these events and begin the recovery process afterward. Please see below for information from AAHOA and state lodging association partners on how to get started.

FEMA and State Emergency Management Resources

Each state has a website with information on preparing and recovering from natural disasters. If you have not already, please download the FEMA and your state's emergency management app (if available) to receive alerts, view evacuation routes, get safety reminders, locate open shelters, find disaster assistance, and upload photos to help first responders.



FEMA and State Hurricane/Preparedness Guides

Make sure you familiarize yourself with the FEMA Emergency Management Guide for Business and Industry for a step-by-step approach to emergency planning, response, and recovery for businesses of all sizes. You can also view your state's guides below.

Alabama: Be Ready
Florida Emergency Preparedness Guide
Georgia Hurricane Guide
Louisiana Emergency Preparedness Guide
Maryland Hurricane Evacuation Guide
North Carolina Hurricane Preparedness Guide
South Carolina 2018 Hurricane Guide
Virginia Hurricane Preparedness Guide


Protecting Your Business: State Price-Gouging Laws

Price-gouging laws go into effect in most states when under a state of emergency. State law may prohibit extreme increases in the price of essential commodities, such as food, ice, gas, hotels, lumber, and water during a state of emergency. Please watch our Hotels and Price Gouging: What Hotel Companies Should Know webinar and see below for your state's specific price-gouging laws. 

Alabama Price-Gouging Laws
Florida Price-Gouging Laws
Georgia Price-Gouging Laws
Louisiana Price-Gouging Laws
North Carolina Price-Gouging Laws
South Carolina Price-Gouging Laws
Virginia Price-Gouging Laws


Working with Emergency Responders

In times of emergency, AAHOA stands ready to support emergency responders and local officials in assisting impacted communities with evacuations and finding temporary accommodations for displaced residents. We also are proactive in helping to feed first responders. Offering a discounted room rate, or even complimentary services, to those impacted is most welcome and would be greatly appreciated.

Who are your local heroes? Email pr@aahoa.com to share your stories of strength and rescue.


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