Disaster Preparedness and Resiliency

The State of California encounters the dangers of wildfires, earthquakes, floods, and a multitude of other natural and unnatural events which reinforces the importance of emergency preparedness and resiliency plans for your business. Many resources are available to assist with navigating each step. Understanding the importance of having preventative measures prepared can reduce the stressors caused by unexpected disasters and aid a comprehensive and effective response and recovery.

Educating and training employees is another crucial element to disaster preparedness for business owners. Utilize these resources to 1) prepare yourself and business, and 2) educate and prepare your employees for disasters before they strike.

Disaster Relief Resource Guide

If you are a business that has recently experienced physical damage or economic injury due to a natural disaster or declared emergency event, please know that there are assistance resources available to you. The Disaster Relief Resource Guide outlines the resources offered by state and federal agencies.

Outsmart Disaster

Outsmart Disaster challenges business owners in California to prepare for disasters and recover from them when they occur. Developing the resiliency of your business will benefit your preparedness when disaster strikes and will ultimately aid your recovery.

Find Your Local Technical Assistance Center

For assistance with developing an emergency preparedness plan for your business, connect with your local technical assistance center for free one-on-one consulting and no-cost or low-cost training opportunities.

Wildfire Preparedness

The State of California experiences thousands of wildfires every year. This ongoing threat means that the State’s residents must remain vigilant and take the necessary precautions to prepare for when fires alight. While some areas are more susceptible to this danger, all business owners are recommended to develop contingency plans.

Earthquake Preparedness

Earthquakes can occur at a moment’s notice and require preliminary steps to reduce the damage they can cause. According to the United States Geological Survey, California is one of the 16 U.S. states with highest earthquake hazard ,so being prepared provides significant benefits in protecting your business.

Flood Preparedness

California experiences inland and river flooding following wildfires and drought conditions when the ground is severely dry and struggles to absorb extensive rainfall. Knowing the proper steps to take prior to, during, and immediate after a flood can help protect your business’s products and equipment.

Cybersecurity Preparedness

Malware, hacking, phishing. Not all dangers emerge from nature. Keep your business secure from cybersecurity risks by understanding the proper protocols to enact to prevent them. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has developed a cybersecurity planning guide that can be personalized to your business’s needs and concerns.

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