Hurricane Sandy is bearing down on a large portion of the Northeast and is already impacting small businesses.
Forecasters predict that the hurricane will be unusually strong and much larger than past storms to hit the region, reports NBC.
To prepare for the storm, cities like New York have already shut down their subway system. Experts say that Manhattan's five-foot sea walls may not hold back Sandy's 11-foot surges. As a result, the New York subway system could be flooded, reports NBC. Similarly, in other parts of the Northeast, roads have been closed and stores have boarded up.
So how can a small business protect itself?