Are you prepared if a disaster hits?
Business stability relies on planning in advance to manage natural disasters, and emergency situations. Following a disaster, your business may be disrupted, employees may be distressed, and your inventory may be in shambles. Disasters have the ability to severely damage your business and destroy your nearby community; however you can take the right steps to ensure that you have the right products and information to deal with an emergency.
Plan and prepare now . . . and keep your property, tenants and employees safe.
Hurricanes cause life and property hazards such as flooding, storm surge, high winds and tornadoes. Key preparation is the best protection against the dangers of a hurricane.
A tornado is capable of entirely destroying resilient structures, uprooting trees and tossing objects through the air. Although severe tornadoes are more common in the Plains States, tornadoes have been reported in every single U.S. state. Act early and be prepared!
A winter storm can generate severely low temperatures combined with wind, ice, and freezing rain. These sudden storms have the tendency to fluctuate from light snow cover over a few hours to blizzards that could last for days. Planning before the storm hits is crucial in order to minimize the effect on your business and neighboring community.
- National Storm Prediction Center: http://www.spc.noaa.gov/
Wildfires can arise anywhere throughout the nation. For that reason, there are steps that you can take to protect your employees, buildings, equipment, inventory, and vehicles if a wildfire surfaces and puts your business at risk.
- FEMA wild fire information: http://www.ready.gov/wildfires/
Power outages can be costly for your business and problematic for your nearby community. To be prepared for a power outage you need to keep the right products in stock in order to keep your business and employees safe. By being prepared in advance you can reduce the effects on your business.
- American Red Cross: Safety tips http://www.redcross.org/
According to the American Red Cross, floods are among the most frequent and costly natural disaster. Floods are triggered by an abundance of heavy or steady rain for several hours or days that saturate the ground. Some floods develop slowly providing ample time for preparation, but with the risk of a flash flood to develop in minutes being prepared beforehand is critical.
- NOAA Flood Resource: http://www.floodsafety.noaa.gov/