Hurricanes bring two major problems for organizations: heavy rain and sustained high winds. Make sure you prepare for water and flood damage. Also, people tend to forget the issues that may arise from high winds. Debris may come to you from quite a distance away. And depending on where you're located (rural or urban setting), the effects of debris may be quite different.
Also, if you have a recovery site, make sure that is prepared and operational well before the hurricane strikes. I know of a few organizations that have the recovery site manned and fully operational within 48 hours of the expected arrival, just so they do not have to worry about last minute preparations.
This was first published in April 2010