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Disaster Preparedness

Disaster can strike at any time, and even the most prepared businesses can be adversely impacted. However, proper preparation and planning can go a long way. This section provides your business with adequate resources to both prepare for a disaster, as well as recovery assistance for after the fact.

Preparedness Planning for Your Business: Ready.gov
Ready Business will assist businesses in developing a preparedness program by providing tools to create a plan that addresses the impact of many hazards.

Ready.gov - IT Disaster Recovery Plan
Businesses use information technology to quickly and effectively process information. Employees use electronic mail and Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) telephone systems to communicate. Electronic data interchange (EDI) is used to transmit data including orders and payments from one company to another. Servers process information and store large amounts of data. Desktop computers, laptops and wireless devices are used by employees to create, process, manage and communicate information. What do you when your information technology stops working?

Quick Tips Guide for Small Manufacturing Businesses on Reducing Toxic Releases Related Storm Events (PDF)

Business Continuity Planning: Disaster Recovery
Business Continuity planning is an essential part of running any modern organization that takes its business and its clients seriously. With so many potential business disasters looming that can befall an organization at any time, it seems unwise not to take actions to prepare for and try to prevent the devastating impact of such catastrophes.