Businesses provide vital goods and services to our community and play an important role in the community’s recovery after a disaster. It is therefore essential that all businesses be prepared for disasters.
Businesses can be impacted by all sorts of manmade and natural hazards, from flooding to fires to power outages to acts of violence.
According to information from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), an estimated 40 percent of businesses never reopen following a disaster, with another 25 percent failing within one year. Having a plan, along with the proper insurance, is critical because even a disaster in another location or region can affect small businesses by disrupting supply chains and communications.
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Planning and Preparedness