Practice With a Plan: Natural Disaster Preparedness Tools

Hurricane Matthew is creeping closer and closer to Florida’s East Coast. The strong storm poses a huge threat to states all along the Southeast and it is extremely important for those in the storm track to prepare both our homes and businesses for a possible impact.

Although other areas in the United State are not being directly affected by this storm, Hurricane Matthew serves as a clear reminder of the importance of having a plan. Natural disasters come in many sizes, shapes and forms. Depending on your location, you could face floods, earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, etc. Thankfully, in this digital world we have a wide variety of tools and resources that can help us prepare quickly and effectively.

Here are some useful apps and resources that can help you prepare your practice for any natural disaster:

Business Continuity Plan Guide

pan-graphic-2On average, the cost of downtime for a small business affected by an extreme weather event is $3,000 a day. Most extreme weather events cause multiple problems that can impact your business, including power outages, disrupted transportation systems, and property damage. Follow these steps for a solid business continuity plan.

The Weather Channel App

screen-shot-2016-06-06-at-10-29-14-amThe Weather Channel app has all of the information you need to track the storm. From interactive radar to real-time forecasts, this is your one stop shop for all things weather.

FEMA Mobile App

screen-shot-2016-06-06-at-10-25-43-amStay up-to-date before, during and after any disaster. With tools, tips and alerts you can stay in the loop every step of the way.

Insurance Information Institute Apps

ph_know_your_plan_iconKnow Your Plan: Create checklists and make a plan to help you prepare safely.


Know Your Stuff: Create an office inventory just by taking photos and syncing them to the cloud.

American Red Cross Apps

The American Red Cross has several apps tailored to specific disaster scenarios. Just pick the apps that fit your specific needs to access useful tools, information and updates.












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