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Emergency


Preparedness

 

 

 

 

Emergencies affect businesses as well as individuals and their families.  Having a plan in place for you and your business and then having available resources when emergencies occur may help you sleep better, but more importantly, affect how well you can weather the unexpected emergency.

25% of businesses affected by a disaster never reopen (Insurance Information Institute 10/3/2013).  For a small business owner and their employees who depend upon the business for their income, this could further impact families who may themselves be struggling with the impact of disaster.

Use our Disaster Recovery Guide in addition to the following resources to prepare BEFORE disaster strikes!

 

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Planning and Preparing

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has a collection of publications to help prepare for emergencies for homes, businesses, communities and businesses: http://www.fema.gov/plan-prepare-mitigate

Every individual and family should have a basic emergency kit.  Ready.gov has a good recommended list: http://www.ready.gov/kit

Often pets are forgotten about when planning for an emergency.  Wyoming Homeland Security has a comprehensive list of consideration for your planning for pets:

http://wyohomelandsecurity.state.wy.us/beingprepared/petpreparedness.aspx

The Center for Disease Control has a great emergency preparedness for all hazards in general, plus specific ones such as fire, flooding, dirty bombs, disease outbreaks and even a zombie apocalypse: http://emergency.cdc.gov

 

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FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance: https://www.fema.gov/disaster-survivor-assistance-program  

FEMA Response and Recovery: https://www.fema.gov/response-recovery-0#

SBA Disaster Loans (NOTE: These loans are not limited to businesses. They include personal property, non-profit organizations as well): http://www.sba.gov/category/navigation-structure/loans-grants/small-business-loans/disaster-loans

 

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