Tornado Preparedness: Prepare Your Business

The island of Manhattan, from which the term i...

The island of Manhattan, from which the term is derived. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

. . . And Help It To Survive The Tornado

Businesses have a hard enough time surviving the economic storms these days, without the added complication of hurricane storms and tornadoes in many areas of the United States. It’s crucial that you have the right type of tornado disaster plan in place to make sure that, when the tornado blows away you’ve still got a business to go back to. A good business tornado emergency plan can help to save lives, the company assets, in fact, your whole business. People spend decades or even generations building up a successful business . . . don’t let it get washed away with one tornado.

Prepare Your Business for a Tornado Emergency

  • Disaster and Tornado Emergency Planning should be a part of your business plan from the very beginning, in fact, all businesses, regardless of where they are located need to have a business continuinty plan which will account for both natural disasters and man made hazards.
  • Tornado information is a very important part of your business preparedness plan. You need to be informed about what particular hazards could affect your business before you can even think about planning to deal with them.
  • Tornado emergencies can cause problems to your business, property, and your businesses most valuable asset . . . staff. Remember that when you’re taking into account the value of your business assets.
  • Tornado emergency – to go or to stay. You are responsible for the safety of your staff whilst they are at work, and if a tornado emergency hits whilst your business is open then you need to have plans in operation about whether your business should be evacuated (and to where) or whether it is safe for everyone to sit tight.
  • Emergency supplies may be required . . . fresh drinking water, food, medical supplies, warmth etc in the event of staff being held up at your business propery for any length of time.
  • Fire is one of the greatest hazards to affect a business, even in the floods of a tropical hurricane storm. Make sure that you business is covered for insurance against fire and other disasters.

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