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DISASTER PREPAREDNESS

What would you do in the event a major hurricane like Katrina strikes your town?  AndrewHow about if most of your employees couldn’t show up to work due to the outbreak of a pandemic flu virus even more deadly than H1N1?  If you've come to our site because you’ve asked yourself such questions, but haven’t had the time to take action, then we suggest you start creating a plan.

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Whether you seek better protection for your family, business or both, there are two great websites Floridians should have saved in their “favorites” file.  These are the Family Disaster Planning website and the Business Disaster Planning website, both of which will help you create a plan to minimize the loss of lives, money and productivity.  You can access these sites at www.floridadisaster.org.  Simply click the Get a Family Plan or Get a Business Plan link to begin!

The process starts when you create a username and password.  Families will be asked questions about their home, family members and pets.  The plan is generated automatically and contains key information such as:

  • Recommended amounts of food and water based on your family information.
  • Contact information for your local emergency responders and maps of your local Evacuation Zones
  • Checklists of important steps to take before, during, and after a disaster.

Businesses are asked questions about their business location, key suppliers and vital records management that will help to ensure they can continue to function if a disaster strikes.  The business plan includes:

  • Steps you can take to save time and money in preparing your business for a disaster.
  • Important contacts and information in your area for use in a disaster.
  • Checklists of important steps to take before, during, and after a disaster.

airvacMajor disasters can cut off your access to electricity, food, gas, water and telephone service.  What would you do in such a situation?  Having a plan will not only reduce the stress of managing a disaster in your home or business but tangibly aid in your recovery.  Creating your plan will only take about 10 minutes, so be sure to visit www.floridadisaster.org


 
WEBSITE LINKS
 
www.floridadisaster.org
www.ready.gov
www.nhc.noaa.gov
www.fldart.org
 
ARTICLE LINKS
 
Disaster Handbook
Business Survival Kit