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Hurricane Preparedness Resources

Our thoughts and prayers are with those who were affected by Hurricane Florence. Please see the below content for resources on how to begin the recovery process and prepare for future storms.

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FEMA and State Emergency Management Mobile Apps


If you have not already, please download the FEMA and your state's Emergency Management app to receive alerts, view evacuation routes, get safety reminders, locate open shelters, find disaster assistance, and upload photos to help first responders.

Ready Georgia (Georgia Emergency Management Agency)
Maryland Prepares (Maryland Emergency Management Agency)
Ready NC (North Carolina Emergency Management)
SCEMD (South Carolina Emergency Management Division)
Ready Virginia (Virginia Department of Emergency Management)


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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 download your state's hurricane guides below.

Georgia Hurricane Guide
Maryland Hurricane Evacuation Guide
North Carolina Hurricane Preparedness Guide
South Carolina 2018 Hurricane Guide
Virginia Hurricane Preparedness Guide


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Protecting Your Business: State Price Gouging Laws.


Price gouging laws are in effect for Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia while under a State of Emergency for Hurricane Florence. State law prohibits extreme increases in the price of essential commodities, such as food, ice, gas, hotels, lumber and water during a state of emergency. A price gouging law may also go into effect while Maryland is under a State of Emergency. 

Georgia Price Gouging Laws
North Carolina Price Gouging Laws
South Carolina Price Gouging Laws
Virginia Price Gouging Laws


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Working with Emergency Responders


In times of emergency, AAHOA stands ready to support emergency responders and local officials to assist impacted communities on evacuations and on finding temporary accommodations for displaced residents, as well as helping to feed first responders. If possible, offering a discounted room rate, or even complimentary services, to those impacted is most welcome.

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

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Additional Resources

  • HOW LOWE'S IS PREPARING SHOPPERS FOR HURRICANE FLORENCE
    Lowe's has finalized their "READINESS" procedures for Hurricane Florence and has begun implementing "RESPONSE" procedures to be ready following the storm. They are also working on "RESPONSE" items for Hurricane Olivia impacts on Hawaii, forecasted heavy Texas coast rains and monitoring the developing tropical event in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • STATE ACCESS & RE-ENTRY INFORMATION
    Click here to view information on state access and re-entry permits for Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, DC, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. 
  • DISASTER RELIEF FUNDING AVAILABLE
    PHD Financial is waiving their packaging fee for AAHOA Members who apply for disaster relief funding, which includes business physical disaster loans, economic injury disaster loans, and mortgage refinancing.
  • SBA LOW-INTEREST DISASTER LOANS
    The SBA provides low-interest disaster loans to help businesses and homeowners recover from declared disasters.
  • HURRICANE FLORENCE DISASTER RELIEF EMERGENCY HOTLINE
    VSR Network Technologies deployed the Hurricane Florence Disaster Relief Emergency Hotline, which offers cloud-based hosted telephone services to hurricane-affected hotels at no cost.