Emergency Preparedness & Recovery
An Emergency Can Happen at Any Time
When it comes to severe weather, it’s not a question of if—it’s a question of when. In fact, 2020 had many catastrophic weather events, including:
30 named storms (the highest on record), 13 hurricanes (second-highest on record) and six major hurricanes (tied for second-highest on record)
10.25 million acres in the U.S. burned by wildfires, the highest yearly total since accurate records began in 1983
44 billion-dollar weather disasters worldwide (25 of those were in the U.S.)
5 Tips to Help You Prepare
Use these helpful tips to prepare your business for inclement weather and ensure a fast, safe recovery.
1. Identify Hazards
Conduct a risk assessment to identify potential hazards, such as worn pipe insulation or expired fire extinguishers, and address maintenance concerns.
2. Organize Supplies
3. List "To-Do" Tasks
Create a preparation "to-do" list, including tying down loose objects and testing alarms, based on your risk assessment.
4. Put Your Plan Into Action
Develop a comprehensive natural disaster recovery plan that covers making repairs and cleaning up so that you can get back to work sooner. Communicate the plan to your staff to ensure everyone understands their roles.
5. Seek Federal Assistance
Take advantage of assistance from federal agencies, such as the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Their resources, including risk assessments, tool kits and weather alerts, help you better prepare and recover from severe weather.
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Emergency Preparedness & Recovery Checklist
Use this checklist to ensure your business is ready for any weather emergency.
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