Preparedness Planning for Your Business
As hurricane season gets into full swing, MEP of Louisiana encourages Louisiana manufacturers to prepare for the most likely weather-related hazards. Fortunately, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Ready Business Program is available to help businesses and organizations develop effective preparedness and mitigation programs with a series of toolkits that help:
- Identify Your Risk
- Develop A Plan
- Take Action
- Be Recognized and Inspire Others
Links to the Ready Business Toolkit series, with step-by-step guides, are provided below:
- Power Outage Ready Business Toolkit
- Hurricane Ready Business Toolkit
- Inland Flooding Ready Business Toolkit
- Severe Wind/Tornado Ready Business Toolkit
Following these steps in the Ready Business Program as a part of your overall business continuity planning will help protect assets (people, property, operations); sustain the capability to provide goods and services to customers and/or supply chain; maintain cash flow; preserve competitive advantage and reputation; and provide the ability to meet legal, regulatory, financial, and contractual obligations.
Experts estimate that 75% of businesses without continuity planning will fail within three years of a disaster. The Ready Business Program offers information to complete continuity planning, including resources from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Business Continuity Plan.