Is Your Business Prepared for a Natural Disaster?

Small businesses and nonprofits should review the Disaster Preparedness Checklists and websites below for steps to help you be prepared before, during, and after a natural disaster.

IRS - Preparing for Disaster

Planning what to do in case of a disaster is an important part of being prepared. The Internal Revenue Service encourages taxpayers to safeguard their records. Some simple steps can help taxpayers and businesses protect financial and tax records in case of disasters.

FEMA - Business Preparedness Planning

Business leaders and employees can do a lot to prepare for the most likely hazards they will face in the workplace. Ready Business helps you to create a preparedness plan to get ready for what comes next.

SBA - Floods checklist

Floods are one of the most common and widespread of all disasters, and they continue to grow in frequency and severity. Flooding and damage to businesses, buildings, and equipment is more common than you’d think, so it is vital to prepare now.

SBA - Hail & Severe Storms Checklist

Because thunderstorms can happen any time of year, they are a year-round potential threat of damage to your business or equipment. Severe thunderstorms can produce hail, heavy rain, lightning, and wind gusts over 58 mph. High winds and softball-sized hail can be devastating for businesses with outside inventory and/or equipment.

SBA - Tornado Checklist

Tornadoes can be extremely destructive and deadly. Unlike hurricanes or tropical storms, tornadoes may form suddenly, appear within minutes, leaving you little time to react. Wind speeds can exceed 200 mph and cause tremendous damage to anything in its path. We cannot stress strongly enough the importance of being prepared.

Red Cross Disaster Assistance

Our purpose is to meet the immediate disaster-caused needs of individuals, families, and communities. Explore how we respond to disasters big and small, across the country.

US Chamber of Commerce - Small Business Prepardness

To minimize the impact of disasters on employees, property, and operations, businesses must make the right preparations. These include: creating a disaster plan, identifying priorities, training employees on emergency preparedness, and reviewing the business’ insurance coverage. Here are resources to help prepare for disasters and organize your response.

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