Disaster Preparedness and Recovery

How to properly plan and respond during a disaster

When a disaster hits – whether from natural or man-made causes – the safety of associates on Main Street depends heavily on pre-determined protocols that prepare employees for the best course of action before, during and after an emergency. While each situation is unique, several U.S. Government agencies have developed disaster guides that are essential for businesses to plan for quick and safe ways react to these tragedies. These resources have been complied to help large retailers and small businesses design efficient disaster preparation and response strategies.

Disaster Preparedness and Recovery Resources

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

The Federal Emergency Management Agency coordinates the federal government's role in preparing for, preventing, mitigating the effects of, responding to, and recovering from all domestic disasters, whether natural or man-made. Below is a list of resources to help retailers prepare and protect their businesses, and the steps business owners can take after a disaster strikes.

Ready.gov: Preparedness planning for your business

These tools utilize an “all hazards approach” to disaster management.