More than one million people in the path of Hurricane Florence have been ordered to evacuate as the storm advances toward the East Coast. Florence, currently a Category Four storm, is expected to bring 130 mile-per-hour winds to a stretch of coast including North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia, and communities and business along its projected path are preparing for landfall late Thursday or early Friday.

Nearly 1,000 PPAI member companies are located in the three states expected to be most affected by the storm.

Industry businesses that are evacuating, or are experiencing delays or disruptions due to the hurricane, can share their status with PPAI through the Association’s Emergency Closures Form. The form helps businesses in the storm’s path share updates on their situation and inform customers of alternate ways to contact them or check orders during or after the hurricane. To see the list of businesses that have reported a delay or closure, click here.

Follow future issues of PPB Newslink for updates on how industry companies are preparing for any possible delays and responding to customers.