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Emergency Survival Planning for Business

Earlene Young, founder of Life Essentials

Owning or managing a business leaves little time to devote to planning ahead for a disaster that may never happen. But, anything that disrupts operations can be disastrous.

"As many as 40% of small businesses do not reopen after a major disaster like a flood, tornado or earthquake. These shuttered businesses were unprepared for a disaster; they had no plan or backup system." "Being prepared means being ready for any kind of emergency, be it flood tornado, fire utility disruption or man-made disaster" (American Red Cross)

"Every business should have an emergency plan. It can save lives, company assets, or your entire business."(FEMA)

No business should risk operating without a disaster plan. Planning is a risk management tool. Risk management during planning identifies possible prevention and protection efforts for potential crisis. A good plan will examine the effect of each threat on existing resources, equipment, personnel and facility.

Thinking about what you would do in the event of an emergency or disaster is the first step to surviving it. The individual as well as the business must recognize the potential threats and understand how you may be affected and how planning and preparedness can significantly lessen the trauma, loss of resources or possible loss of life.


Earlene at Life Essentials can help you develop a plan to enable you and your company to survive a disaster and to recover quickly.