Preparedness Planning for Your Business

  • Preparedness Planning for Your Business

    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:


    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.

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