Wednesday, August 22, 2012

National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month and, if you haven’t thought about it yet, there’s still time to think about what you need to do to prepare. Maybe you have a plan for your business and your home; if not, below are some articles to help you increase your readiness for a disaster – and your ability to recover from one.

Take a look at the 2012 Ready toolkit from FEMA for all you need to know to participate in National Preparedness Month. (Item #1) Here’s a quick rundown of what businesses need to think about in developing a preparedness plan. (Item #2) Think all you have to do in an emergency is call 911? Think again. (Item #3)

Do you know what documents you would need in your 72-hour supplies? (Item #4) The most critical step in being able to recover from a disaster is being prepared for one in the first place. (Item #5) Shock and denial are typical responses to traumatic events and disasters, especially shortly after the event; how do you deal with them? (Item #6) 

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